Help

Sometimes you need help, sometimes you want to help. As an open source community project there are ways to do both!

Step 1) Join Our Mailing List

Where can you get involved in the CFEclipse community? Where can you have all your questions answered? The CFEclipse mailing lists are here to help. All you need is an email address!

  • CFEclipse-Users: This is the main place to ask questions and provide support to people using CFEclipse.

If you have a Google/Gmail account - simply visit the links above.

To subscribe using another email account - simply send an email to groupname-subscribe@googlegroups.com:

Step 2) GitHub / Wiki

The CFEclipse source is stored at GitHub as is our project wiki and bug/issue tracking.

You can access the CFEclipse GitHub website at https://github.com/cfeclipse. Think you have spotted a bug or have an idea for a new feature? The CFEclipse team use GitHub to manage versions and issues.

Feel free to fork the CFEclipse code if you'd like to contribute!

Reporting Bugs

When emailing the mailing list with a bug or other issue, please do a search in the existing tickets first to see if someone else has already reported it!

Please provide as much information as possible:

  • Eclipse version: Help > About Eclipse SDK
  • CFEclipse version: Help > About Eclipse SDK > Plug-in Details
  • Java version: From a command line type "java -version"
  • Operating System: Windows? OSX? Linux?
  • Log: Error log information.

 

Features

Snippets

Reminiscent of the snippets of Homesite, snippets allow you to create blocks of code that can be entered into your document by double-clicking the snippet from the snippet view. A text trigger can also be assigned to a snippet, allowing you to type the text trigger followed by a keyboard shortcut to add the snippet to your document.

Cross Platform

CFEclipse is truly cross platform.  It runs on Windows, Mac and yes, even Linux.  Get the same rich, feature packed IDE regardless of your operating system.

Tasks

Another popular feature is the ability of the IDE to track comments containing TODO items. Any comment that contains the string "TODO:" is tracked globally and can be viewed in the tasks view. When looking at the tasks view you can double-click on a task and the relevant file will be opened with the cursor on the line where the TODO: marker is located.