Release Notes: Yatta Launcher for Eclipse 1.3.8

19 months ago, we built Profiles for Eclipse to provide the easiest way to manage your IDE — for yourself, your team or for the community. Profiles is meant to help you save and install your whole Eclipse setup and preferences with a few clicks.

Since then, we’ve got tons of feedback from you, which helped us give the Yatta Launcher an all-around face-lift with improved UX and some exciting new features. To learn more and get started have a look at the Profiles website.

New Features

Chromium engine makes the Launcher UI much smoother and more responsive. We replaced our old JavaFX WebKit rendering engine with the latest Chromium, which isn’t just a lot faster and more feature-rich, but also a lot more stable across platforms and Java versions.

Tabs let you create your own Profile lists and help you organize and contextualize your Profiles.

Tags can now be added in the Launcher and are shown on the Profile entries. To make room, we deleted the description line, that didn’t see much use anyway.

Content preview lets you review your Profile’s content before uploading or installing it. Make sure it’s all you expect it to be by previewing the different content sections (tools & plug-ins, repositories, projects) before taking action.

Profile web information like its unique URL or parent Profile are now displayed on the Profile settings page.

Profile visibility is now shown inside your Profile list. Additionally, the initial visibility can now be configured before uploading your Profile for the first time.

Incoming & outgoing changes let you stay in touch with your Profile updates, and can now be suppressed to reduce noise.

Fork your Profiles locally to clone your local Eclipse setups.

Installation of old Profile versions is now possible directly in the Launcher.

Improved Linux support gives you a new user experience on Linux based operating systems, fixing multiple UI bugs and improving the UI responsiveness.

Feedback can now be sent at any time from the side menu. Take the opportunity and let us know what you think about Yatta Profiles and its new design!

Manage your Profiles with tabs

You can now manage your personal Profile lists on separate tabs in the Launcher. Create new tabs using the “+” button on the right and give your tabs individual names to find your Profiles more easily.

Manage your Profiles using custom tabs

Move Profiles between tabs easily by dragging them to the target tab. Rename, sort, hide or restore your custom tabs from their context menu. And if you’re done with a tab, just delete it.

Organize Profiles by dragging them between tabs

Tag your Profiles

Categorize your Profiles even further — for yourself as well as for others — by assigning tags to them. You might have already used Profile tags on the website, now they’ve made it into the Launcher as well. Assign new tags to your profiles, manage or remove existing ones straight from the Launcher. And see assigned tags directly in the Profile list.

Manage your Profiles using custom tabs

(Note: For online Profiles, your tags are only visible to yourself until we’ve approved them.)

Enriched Profile details

If you ever wondered what exactly is contained in a Profile before uploading or installing it, now is the time to stop wondering. The new tabbed Profile content section now shows you all interesting details grouped into concise tabs, just like on the web.

You can also get to your Profiles’ Hub links and parent profiles directly on the Profile settings page now.

Review Profile details before uploading or installing

Profile states

Each Profile shows its origin using a symbol next to the Profile icon: a folder for local Profiles, a cloud for online Profiles on the Profiles Hub and a server stack for Enterprise Profiles. In addition, a Profile can have three distinct states, marked by different symbol colors:

Everything alright: Profile is installed locally/no notifications
Updates: Updates available/incoming notifications
Attention: Online Profile is not installed locally (cloud or enterprise symbol)/
local Profile without setup information (folder symbol)

Manage your Profile visibility

All Profiles now display their visibility inside the Launcher with an icon in the upper left corner. Before you upload a Profile for the first time, you now have the opportunity to choose its visibility directly in the Launcher. Of course, you’ll still be able to change your mind later on your Profile’s website.

Change Profile visibility and manage group members before uploading

Manage incoming and outgoing changes

The Launcher will let you know when you’ve made local changes to your online Profile, or when there are incoming updates available for a profile you’ve installed from the Hub. If you’re not interested in those incoming or outgoing changes, you can now simply disable notifications per Profile.

Configure notifications for incoming and outgoing Profile changes

Fork your installations locally

Need a copy of your local Eclipse installation or workspace? With the “Local Fork” feature, you can now create a copy of your local setup without uploading anything to the Profiles Hub. Your local copy will be completely independent of its source, so you can use it to try out new things, or use it to get started with developing on another branch.

Clone your Eclipse installations locally without uploading any information to the Hub

Install old Profile versions

If you ever need an older version of your Profile, maybe to try out something with an older Eclipse, to recover some previous settings, or to pinpoint a certain change, you don’t have to go through your Profile’s Hub page anymore. You can now conveniently select available versions from your Profile’s history during the installation.

Select old versions during installation

Direct Feedback

You like the Launcher, you have a question or just some general Feedback? Feel free to contact us with our new Launcher feedback dialogue.

Give us feedback or make a wish