What's New in Eclipse 4.29 (Platform)

Here are descriptions of some of the more interesting or significant changes made to the Eclipse Platform for the 4.29 release of Eclipse. They are grouped into:

Plug-in developers will also be interested in the corresponding What's new document in the plug-in developer's guide.

We also recommend to read the Tips and Tricks.

General Updates

Open New Workbench Window on Current Monitor When creating a new workbench window, it was either placed on the monitor showing the currently active window or on the primary monitor, depending on the operating system. Now the new window is always placed on the monitor that shows the active workbench window. In case the active workbench window spans multiple monitors, the monitor that displays the largest part of the active window is selected.

This makes the placement of newly created workbench windows consistent across all operating systems. It also better reflects the common user expectation to have a new window placed near the existing one rather than on the primary monitor.