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Submitted by R M on Fri, 2019-09-20 05:11
Love the theme. However, the core problem of eclipse viz cramped space between the lines in the editors makes it clumsy to look at. It might not be a big thing for people with good eye sight. Can you do something about the spacing between the lines? Something like Intellij has as a parameter to increase or decrease line spacing.
Submitted by Brian Fernandes on Tue, 2019-10-08 06:02
Sorry we missed your comment. I'll file this as a feature request, and see what we can do - I see the corresponding Eclipse bug has been open since 2002! If you haven't already tried it, the popular workaround seems to suggest using a "tall" font, like "Meslo Font" which might help improve redability for now.
Submitted by R M on Thu, 2019-10-10 00:21
Thanks for acknowledging the request.
I used this custom Meslo for a while and now I am using Fira code. It is easy on the eye for most part except for some badly indented code. If the abilityto increase line spacing to our linking can be included, then nothing like it. Thanks in advance.
Submitted by Brian Fernandes on Fri, 2019-10-11 11:42
I see you have done you research! You might also want to try the newly released Cascadia Code font from Microsoft, I've switched to that myself. Will update this thread if we manage to add the line-spacing feature.
Submitted by R M on Wed, 2019-10-16 00:00
Tried and it is beautiful. The only draw back again is the cramped space between the lines. For now, sticking to Fira code. Hope you will be able to add the line spacing functionality. Eagerly waiting for your update. :)
Submitted by YASH MEHTA on Wed, 2019-08-21 04:41
When i m trying to install the dark theme in my eclipse i am getting the null pointer exception stating
Unexpected exception while verifying features
Submitted by Brian Fernandes on Fri, 2019-08-23 11:28
Yash, we re-tested based on your report, and it worked out just fine. Perhaps it was just a glitch and you can retry? If not, can you please give us your OS and Eclipse version / distribution details so we can test your specific case?
Submitted by Frank Milde on Tue, 2019-08-20 00:47
For the Java version of Eclipse you can right click into code and go to Team -> Show revision information. Then when you hover over the line count you see who committed the current line of code. You see the commit message and a color diff of the the patch.
The light text in this color diff is unreadble against the green/red background.
Submitted by Brian Fernandes on Fri, 2019-08-23 11:30
Frank, thank you for the report - this is a known issue that we are working on. I will update this thread when we release a fix - sorry about that!
Submitted by KH LEE on Mon, 2019-07-29 00:27
You're using it well. But there is a function that I want to modify. It's a "find" function. If you use the ctrl+f key to find a character, the focus of the mouse goes directly to the editor, and even if you want to complete the text you want to find, the focus goes to the editor and can't.
If I can set up this function, let me know how.
Cheer up until more users use this feature.
Submitted by Brian Fernandes on Fri, 2019-08-23 11:33
I assume you're talking about the inline find? We had some focus issues in early versions, though none as severe as you desribe, as it would render the search completley useless :) If you still see this issue with the latest DevStyle version, please contact us using the Support URL, and we'll be happy to investigate and fix. Could you also please share your OS and Eclipse version/distribution details? Thanks!
Submitted by Servan Fichet on Fri, 2019-06-28 10:25
In package explorer, some items are higlighted in white and the icons are not corresponding to the DevStyle theme
Submitted by Brian Fernandes on Fri, 2019-07-05 11:18
Servan, that sounds really bizarre - can you let us know what Eclipse distribution and version you're using, and what operating system? I'm assuming you've tried switching between the themes to see if that would help? Please consider posting on our forums we can discuss in detail. https://www.genuitec.com/forums/topics/devstyle/getting-help/
Submitted by Ritam Behwal on Fri, 2019-06-14 11:45
The description or information regarding a function, variable type or keyword which can be usually seen by hovering the cursor over the text is not readable. The text is black on black background except for the links which are highlighted in blue.
Version: 2019-03 (4.11.0)
Build id: 20190314-1200
Submitted by Brian Fernandes on Fri, 2019-07-05 11:10
Submitted by Joel Mclean on Fri, 2019-05-24 06:13
When trying to use the right-click context menu on change sets to apply a work item, the prompt never shows. Same for setting current work item. Obstructing ability to use theme :(
Submitted by Brian Fernandes on Fri, 2019-05-24 12:42
Joel, thank you for the report - we'll try to take a look. Could you let us know which version of the RTC plugin you're using, the version of Eclipse, and your OS? Thanks!
Submitted by Joel Mclean on Thu, 2019-05-30 05:59
Version: Photon Release (4.8.0)
Build id: 20180619-1200
(Description in Eclipse IDE Features window for RTC plugin says 6.0.5 but the Version column in the list shows the above version number)
Submitted by Joel Mclean on Fri, 2019-05-24 04:47
Love DevStyle but it's very impractical to use with source control as for some reason when using context menu on a change set to assign a work item, the dialog to pick a work item does not show up and so I then have to unapply the devstyle theme back to an eclipse default theme, assign the work item, and then reapply the theme, which is very annoying. Any idea why this is? I've actually stopped using DevStyle now because of the inconvenience but I would love to be able to use it again without this issue :(
Submitted by John Synt on Wed, 2019-05-22 05:04
Hi, in last 2 weeks I tried to install darkest theme every day (with different eclipse versions, especially neon), but I always got this error:
An error occurred while collecting items to be installed
session context was:(profile=epp.package.jee, phase=org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.engine.phases.Collect, operand=, action=).
Unable to read repository at [genuitecURL]/com.genuitec.eclipse.core.common.platform_126.96.36.199810241355.jar.
Read timed out
Submitted by Brian Fernandes on Thu, 2019-05-23 09:06
John - thank you for the report. I just confirmed that the site is up now, and we run tests frequently to ensure our update sites stay online; we have had no recent outages. Can you access the URL to that artifact in a regular browser? It's possible that you have a corrupt cache, and you can try with a fresh install of Eclipse, or go to Preferences > Install/Update > Available Software Site, locate the site and hit Reload. If this does not help, please use the support link so we can provide detailed assistance.
Submitted by Tobias Haf on Fri, 2019-05-03 03:33
I'm developing eclipse plugins, so using source/target eclipse setup (both 4.11). I've installed the darkest-dark-theme-plugin in my source eclipse and it's working without problems. When I want to test me plugins and start the target platform and activate the theme in the target eclipse it's totally broken. Only Package-Explorer is getting a dark background. No icons, toolbars, editors, views are changed. ;-(
Submitted by Brian Fernandes on Wed, 2019-05-22 13:27
Apologies for not getting to this post earlier. It's possible that you aren't setting the right run level for core theme plugins. I hope this helps - please see https://www.genuitec.com/forums/topic/theme-is-not-working-with-runtimee... for more details, do follow up on our forums for further support.
Submitted by Jim Parziale on Thu, 2019-04-11 06:44
Installing this makes Eclipse take minutes to start up, and then is sluggish when it finally opens.
This is on an Intel Core i7 quad-core processor
Submitted by Brian Fernandes on Wed, 2019-05-22 13:23
I'm sorry we missed your post, Jim. We're very sensitive about performance, and none of the changes we make should have a performance impact, especially one as severe as you describe. We've had no other reports of performance issues either, but would be happy to examine your environment to see if there is something amiss. Please use the support link to open an issue on our forums so we can discuss in more detail.
Submitted by Uladzislau Leshchanka on Tue, 2019-04-09 15:58
No repository found at httXXXXX/neon/.
Submitted by Brian Fernandes on Wed, 2019-04-10 12:52
Sorry about that - we had a short outage during which you may have attempted installation. The site is back up now, do try again.
Submitted by Stefan Haenen on Tue, 2019-04-09 15:39
New Java dev, just starting to use Eclipse. Was able to install this plugin on my laptop and love it.
Sadly trying to install it on the same version of Eclipse (?) - the most recent one - on my desktop gives me the following error, and I'm unable to complete the installation:
No repository found at ... [can't post the link here, but it's the genuitec-site followed by /updates/devstyle/ci/ site]
Submitted by Brian Fernandes on Wed, 2019-04-10 12:58
There was a short outage which would have caused this, the update sites are now back online. Stefan, thank you for contacting us on our forums, glad you are up and going now.
Submitted by Gregor Dunkel on Thu, 2019-03-28 09:26
when debugging the colors ar not applied correctly. The background stay yellow like in the original eclipse but the highlighted text appears black.
Submitted by Brian Fernandes on Mon, 2019-04-01 11:26
Gregor, we don't have known issues with debugging colors. Could you help us by letting us know what language you are debugging, what OS/version you are using, and what theme is activated? Thanks!
Submitted by Stefan Pachner on Sat, 2019-03-23 07:40
Unfortunately I had to uninstall DevStyle after updating Eclipse to Version 2019-03 (4.11.0). Too many visual problems. E.g. the in-window search window has dark font on dark background, theenterred text is only visible when selected and so on. This is a pity, since I love the bread-crub and icons. Also tried also to reinstall DevStyle, but no avail.
Hope an update is coming soon :-)
Eclipse 2019-03 (4.11.0)
Submitted by Brian Fernandes on Mon, 2019-04-01 11:25
Stefan, just wanted you to know that we've released an update a few hours ago with a fix for the light themes, so you can take the update and go back to your preferred theme. Thank you for the report!
Submitted by Stefan Pachner on Wed, 2019-03-27 16:23
thanks for quick answer. I tried once again I had again problems (now I have MacOS is in dark mode) with DevStyle in LightGray. Some Comboboxes do not show the text to choose from and the DevStyle in-window search text can only be seen when selected. I can provide screenshots but how. Cannot attach files in marketplace.
I will keep MacOS in dark mode and use DevStyle DarkGray (darkest) which is working fine.
Submitted by Wojciech Galanciak on Mon, 2019-04-01 07:05
We have just published an update for DevStyle to fix all issues which you had observed in Light Gray theme. Thanks again for reporting the issue and please let us know if now it works as expected.
Submitted by Brian Fernandes on Fri, 2019-03-29 15:44
We incorrectly assumed that your original post was talking about DevStyle's dark themes. Were you referring to the light themes? We are aware of issues with the light themes, and will be releasing a fix next week. Sorry for the disruption!
Submitted by Aaron Lara on Mon, 2019-03-25 10:57
Stephan, I'm actively running with the same setup at my end and I don't see issues as the ones you descrive. Can you please provide ScreenShots of what you see?
Submitted by Rocky Castaneda on Thu, 2019-03-14 04:08
The colors of the outline font are mostly black so it makes it difficult to read the items on the outline tree
Submitted by Brian Fernandes on Fri, 2019-03-15 04:40
Rocky, thank you for the report - we'll investigate and see what we can do. On JasperSoft, I'm assuming you're talking about this plugin: https://marketplace.eclipse.org/content/jaspersoft-studio if not, please let us know.
Submitted by Rocky Castaneda on Fri, 2019-03-15 10:06
Yes, that is correct.
Submitted by Teo Kats on Wed, 2019-03-13 17:32
As title say i have these problems, until now everything was normal.
Info logs not working when i have mouse over something in mycode.
Javadoc for methods doensnt working.
Error logs also dissapeared while hover, and i have only the red indicator at left.
First time i am encounter this, and i am using this plugin for months..
I checked this without devStyle enabled,everything fine.
I try also a fresh install of Eclipse again the same.
Submitted by Brian Fernandes on Thu, 2019-03-14 12:12
Teo, sorry about that. We did release an update yesterday which had the problems you describe, but we followed up with a second update a few hours later which included the fix. Your installation would probably have already updated by now, but if not, please check for an update and restart to get back to a much improved DevStyle.
Submitted by Jim Bo on Sun, 2018-12-30 13:50
Problem: Not all toolbars change color to black. 2018/09 works fine.
No additional tweaking done, both freshly installed.
See link for screenshot: imgur com /a/uF6BAVM
Submitted by Tony Weddle on Wed, 2019-01-02 23:58
Jim, sorry about the problem. It appears to be specific to the eclipse CPP package (the problem doesn't occur with the Java packages) and I've raised a problem report for development to investigate and get a fix out.
Thanks for reporting the issue.
Submitted by Dik Rana on Thu, 2018-12-06 21:21
I haven't managed to get eclipse (2018-12) working with devstyle for a while now. As soon as you install the theme project explorer goes blank and eclipse pretty much stops working with no dialogs or context menu. Only solution was to go back to 2018-09. Any ideas?
Submitted by Tony Weddle on Mon, 2018-12-10 03:53
Sorry you've had problems with DevStyle on the latest eclipse. I did a quick test with DevStyle on RC2 on Windows 10 but didn't see any problems. Which OS are you using and are there any modifications to the OS or windowing system (e.g. a desktop theme)? It would be great if you could raise the issue on our forums (just click the "?" in the description) as that is a better platform for support than this reviews section of the MarketPlace. It would be great to get this sorted before the official release of eclipse 4.10.
Submitted by Leandro Schmidt on Tue, 2019-02-12 08:45
I'm also having this problem. My system:
VERSION="18.04.2 LTS (Bionic Beaver)"
PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS"
java version "1.8.0_201"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_201-b09)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.201-b09, mixed mode)
Submitted by Tony Weddle on Tue, 2019-02-19 01:10
Leandro, I just tried this on the same OS and didn't see the issue (I assume that you had the same symptom as Dik). As I mentioned to Dik, it would help to raise the issue on our forums so we can get more information and fix the problem on your setup.
Submitted by Ben Woodward on Thu, 2018-12-06 10:14
Since we're coming up to January and Oracle's decision to charge people for Java I've been investigating ways to be an "open" Java developer... Everything seems be running great (which is the good news) although Darkest Dark (which I love) did warn me about Open JDK and Third Party fonts, then suggested I move to Oracle JDK (which kind of defeats the purpose)..
Best regards, Ben
Submitted by Brian Fernandes on Wed, 2018-12-12 04:37
Ben, we're reviewing performance and issues experienced with prior versions of OpenJDK, to ascertain the best course of action here. Since you're actively using Darkest Dark with Open JDK, have you noticed any problems? Can you share your OS/Eclipse version/JDK version details too? Thank you for asking!