About Me

This is my personal blog about/on opensource stuff I’m working on in my company and in my spare time. My name is Tom Schindl and I’m one of the owners a small software company in Austria, Central Europe. May day job is to develop enterprise Java software using Java, OSGi and Eclipse-Technologies as well as Java webtechnologies like spring, struts, jboss and hibernate.

Since about 3 years I’m part of the eclipse-developer community:

  • Platform UI-Committer mainly working on JFace
  • E4-Committer
  • EMF-Committer working on the Eclipse-Databinding implementation
  • Orbit-Committer
  • UFaceKit Projectlead
  • Nebula-Co-Project lead

I’m also delivering talks about various Eclipse-Technologies on different conferences:

If you need help to introduce Eclipse-Technologies you can contact me and my company.


13 Responses to About Me

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  3. Rob says:

    Hi Tom. Thanks so much for the amazing resources!!! I was trying to run the fx43 projects and I cannot resolve a dependency issue with at.bestsolution.efxclipse.runtime… I explicitly added the Runtime (e(fx)clipse – Composite – FX Runtime) but I have no luck. I even tried using the pre-configured eclipse (http://efxclipse.org/install.html) and then added the additional Runtime from the update site and I still cannot find this bundle. Help!


    • Tom Schindl says:

      For getting support please ask at our forum.

      IIRC the problem with the fx43 stuff is that it depends on an extra bundle not available in any of the builds “at.bestsolution.efxclipse.runtime.events” but must be fetched from the git-repo of e(fx)clipse. So please post the question there and I’ll try to figure out with you what the problem really is.

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  5. Gergely Kis says:


    I was trying to download the QxWT sources, but ufacekit.org seems to be down. Is there another place where one can get the QxWT sources? Was it developed in the past few years (e.g. Qooxdoo 2.x support)?


    • Tom Schindl says:

      I don’t think the sources are available anymore somewhere. We completely dropped QxWT so I doubt it would work at all with latest Qoxxdoo & GWT stuff

  6. Gernot says:

    Hi Tom!

    I am digging into EMF-Databinding right now and read your tutorial with a lot of interest.
    Now I come to the question: What is the difference of using the EMF.Edit generated ItemProviders via AdapaterFactoryContentProvider (or …LabelProvider) with my viewers or using EMF-Databinding via ObservableListContentProvider and so on? Or is this 2 solutions for the same thing? What is good practice to decide which framework to choose?


    • Tom Schindl says:

      Both systems are equal when it comes to structured controls like Tables/Lists/Trees

      • Timo Lange says:

        Hi Tom, i’m asking myself if there is an Eclipse-IDE available shipped with JavaFX instead is SWT. Is there anything available or a project you currently working on? A Eclipse running fully with FX would be amazing!

      • Tom Schindl says:

        do you talk about https://wiki.eclipse.org/Efxclipse/SWTonFX which was able to get something similar to Eclipse-IDE up and running but we stopped investment in the port because of the lack of funding. Our focus when it comes to code editing is shifted towards smart code editors (see our latest posts) and we’ll show cool new stuff at EclipseCon Europe in about 4 weeks while the core parts are OpenSource (EPL)

  7. Mariusz says:

    Hi Tom,

    I need your help:)
    I have problem with JavaFX and OSGi.
    I have the same problem as Denis Blank.


    I tried solve my issue by adding parameter org.osgi.framework.system.packages.extra and osgi.framework.bundle.parent=ext.
    I used JDK_8 with Netbeans.
    I don’t have any idea how solve this problem.

    Could you describe me step by step how can i resolve problem with java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError ?
    I’m beginner in OSGi. I use Pax Runner1.8.7 and Equinox platform.

    Best regards,
    Mariusz M.

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