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Official Eclipse 3.0 FAQs by Chris Laffra, John Arthorne

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Chapter 6. Runtime Facilities

In chapter 5, we already discussed most of the basic functionality of the org.eclipse.core.runtime plug-in. This chapter covers the remaining facilities of Eclipse Platform runtime: APIs for logging, tracing, storing preferences, and other such core functionality. These various services, although not strictly needed by all plug-ins, are common enough that they merit being located directly alongside the Eclipse kernel. In Eclipse 3.0, this plug-in was expanded to add infrastructure for running and managing background operations. This chapter answers some of the questions that may arise when you start to use this new concurrency infrastructure.

FAQ 119: How do I use progress monitors?

A progress monitor is a callback ...

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