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Orion/Overview for Eclipse Committers

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Revision as of 18:45, 31 January 2011 by Susan (Talk | contribs) (Logging into Orion)

Welcome to Orion. This page will get you started with using the Orion server, hosted at

Logging into Orion

When you first attempt to access the Orion server, you'll be prompted for credentials. All Eclipse committers have been given an Orion id. Your user name is the email you have registered with the Eclipse Foundation. Your password <will be emailed???>. If you have any questions or your credentials are not working, contact <??????>

Working with Resources

  • describe initial content
  • disclaimers about things being deleted periodically
  • table view and tree view - why we have two
  • creating folders and files (currently only create at child level, point to bug. Note we don't use the word project but there are projects underneath)
  • how to get stuff in (import) - you must be below the root, you must choose a zip, point to bug about dead dialog
  • how to get stuff out (export) - you must choose a zip
  • favorites

Basic text editing

  • Cut, copy, paste
  • Find, incremental find
  • Undo, redo
  • Your favorite text-editing features from Eclipse desktop (move up/down, copy up/down, go to line, etc.)

JavaScript development

  • Syntax highlighting
  • Outline
  • Validation
  • Bracket matching
  • Toggle comment, add block comment, remove block comment
  • Auto indentation

Firebug Integration

  • Show firebug letting you open an orion file

CSS development

  • Keyword-based content assist

HTML development

  • outlining based on id

Java development

Some words here to discuss that our focus has not been Java, etc.


  • Global search
  • Open resource
  • Editor find and incremental search
  • Searching without the client

Extending the Editor

  • How to add editor actions

For more information

point to self hosting page,etc.

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