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History of Changes

2.4.0 (Aug. 24, 2014)

  • Eclim now supports, and requires, Eclipse Luna

  • :EclimSettings renamed to :WorkspaceSettings to better reflect what is being edited.

  • Added :VimSettings command to make viewing/editing of eclim's vim client settings easier.

  • All eclim make based commands (:Ant, :Mvn, etc.) will now use dispatch if available. If you would like to disable this behavior, add the following to your vimrc:

    let g:EclimMakeDispatchEnabled = 0
  • Lot of bugs have also been fixed.

  • Scala support is disabled in this release. I tried waiting for a final release of ScalaIDE 4.0.0 for Luna, but I don't want to hold up the rest of eclim any longer. If you want to use eclim's scala support, you'll need to install the ScalaIDE 4.0.0 milestone and build eclim from the master git branch.

1.7.19 (May 07, 2014)

Indigo release which includes most of the changes from 2.3.3 and 2.3.4, excluding the new pydev support. This will most likely be the final eclim release for indigo.

2.3.4 (Apr. 12, 2014)

  • Fixed the projects command result on Windows.

2.3.3 (Apr. 06, 2014)

  • Fixed running of the installer with Java 8.
  • Starting eclimd in the background is now done using the -b flag instead of passing a start argument.
  • Eclimd debug logging can now be enabled at startup using the --debug flag.
  • Fixed ant target completion for newer ant versions (those that require java 5).
  • Fixed adding of includes etc. in the C++ sections of :CProjectConfig.
  • Fixed searching to include macro results.
  • TODO/FIXME markers are now ignored by validation.
  • Fixed indentation after unclosed <br> and <input> tags.
  • Fixed possible infinite loop when adding imports using :JavaImport.
  • Fixed an edge case which caused an additional empty line to be added between imports that should be grouped together when using :JavaImport.
  • Fixed :Java command if the main class has no package declaration.
  • Fixed issue with large portions of code being re-formatted when applying a correction suggestion.
  • TODO/FIXME markers are now ignored by validation.
  • Some of the eclipse java code completion settings are now available via :ProjectSettings.
  • Let tern supersede eclim's limited javascript completion.
  • Removed dependency searching since the search provider no longer exists.
  • Eclim's python support been re-written to use pydev instead of rope.


    Any exiting eclim python projects you have should be re-created with the new python nature:

    :ProjectCreate /path/to/project -n python
  • Disabled use of temp files which could cause some validation errors.
  • Added support for automated imports.
  • Fixed validation of xml files with no dtd/schema to not raise errors on missing dtd for non-english users.

2.3.2 / 1.7.18 (Sep. 12, 2013)

  • Fixed extraction of scala vim files when installing scala support.
  • Fixed completion of php namespaces.

2.3.1 (Jul. 27, 2013)

  • Fixed dependencies to point at the Kepler update site.

2.3.0 / 1.7.17 (Jul. 21, 2013)

  • :NewJarEntry now accepts up to 3 arguments allowing you to create the jar entry with the path to the jar, path to the source, and the path to the javadocs.
  • On javadoc search, all results, including results found in jar files, will be fully translated to usable urls to be opened by vim instead of sending jar results back to eclipse to let it open them. With this change your chosen brower on the vim side will always be used.
  • Fix for import grouping by package on Kepler.


Reminder: The format of the h2 database used for php searching and code completion has changed in Kepler which may result in searching / code completion not returning any results, both in eclim and in the standard eclipse php editor. To fix this you'll need to stop eclipse, remove the old index, and then restart:

$ rm -r <your workspace>/.metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.dltk.core.index.sql.h2/
  • Updated to require 3.0.1 of the Scala IDE which now supports Kepler (for eclim 2.3.0 only). Since this version of the Scala IDE seems to only support Scala 2.10.x now, the option to install 2.9.x version has been removed, however the indigo release of eclim (1.7.17) still supports the Scala 2.9.x version of Scala IDE 3.0.0.
  • :XmlFormat now uses the DOM3 APIs to improve the formatted result, honoring your textwidth and indent settings.

2.2.7 / 1.7.16 (Jul. 14, 2013)

  • Fix for some completions on Kepler.
  • Fix for rare case where an invalid classpath entry could result in the .classpath file reverted to the eclipse default.
  • :JavaCallHierarchy added to show the caller or callee hierarchy of a method. Thanks to Alexandre Fonseca.


The format of the h2 database used for php searching and code completion has changed in Kepler which may result in searching / code completion not returning any results, both in eclim and in the standard eclipse php editor. To fix this you'll need to stop eclipse, remove the old index, and then restart:

$ rm -r <your workspace>/.metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.dltk.core.index.sql.h2/
  • Fixed the inserted completion text for some ruby libraries.
  • The graphical installer now includes a compiled eclim sdt bundle for both scala 2.9.x and 2.10.x for which one will be chosen for you if you already have the scala-ide installed, otherwise you can pick one and the appropriate version of the scala-ide will be installed for you.
  • The option to force focusing of gvim with a simulated click is now disabled by default, but when enabled, it should be less likely to have unintended side affects.
  • Performance optimization for user's with many projects.
  • The installer will now properly shutdown eclimd instances registered using the old non-json format.

2.2.6 / 1.7.14 (May 18, 2013)

Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed eclimd to prevent incorrect addition of -d32 on 64bit systems, which prevents eclimd from starting.
  • Fix potential conflicts between syntastic validation vs eclim validation (syntastic validation will be diabled if eclim validation is available for the current file type).
  • Many more fixes.
  • Updated for ADT 22.0.0
  • :JavaImpl now supports anonymous inner classes and will also properly handle suggesting methods from a nested superclass.
  • Eclim will no longer run php files through html validation by default (see the Php Validation doc for settings to enable html validation).
  • Scala support updated for Scala IDE 3.0.0.
  • Scala now supported on both versions of eclim (Juno and Indigo).

2.2.5 / 1.7.13 (Nov. 25, 2012)

  • 1.7.13 and above will now support Eclipse 3.8 as well as 3.7.
  • Fix :ProjectGrep and :ProjectTodo to search in all of the project's links as well.
  • Other minor bug fixes.

2.2.4 / 1.7.12 (Nov. 18, 2012)

  • Updated :ProjectTree and :ProjectTab to support an arbitrary directory as an argument, allowing you to use the command for project's not managed by eclipse/eclim. :TreeTab has been removed since the update to :ProjectTab makes it redundant.
  • Creation of projects in nested directories in the eclipse workspace (vs at the root of the workspace) is now properly supported through eclim.
  • Updated for ADT 21.0.0.
  • Fix placement of some error markers.
  • Some indentation fixes.

2.2.3 / 1.7.11 (Oct. 19, 2012)

  • Fixes execution of eclim commands from vim on Windows when using the external nailgun client (vs the python client).

2.2.2 / 1.7.10 (Oct. 07, 2012)

  • Updated eclimd script for Linux/OSX to supply reasonable defaults for heap and perm gen space if not already set by ~/.eclimrc.
  • Fixed C++ project creation to auto add the required C nature.
  • Fixed C/C++ issues introduced by the eclipse 4.2.1 release (project create/refresh and call hierarchy).
  • :JavaImportSort, :JavaImportClean, and :JavaImportMissing all removed in favor of a new command which performs the functionality of all three: :JavaImportOrganize
  • The vim option g:EclimJavaImportExclude has been replaced with the eclim setting
  • The vim option g:EclimJavaImportPackageSeparationLevel has been replaced with the eclim setting
  • g:EclimJavaBeanInsertIndexed vim variable removed in favor of suffixing :JavaGetSet methods with '!'.
  • :JavaCorrect, :JavaImpl, :JavaDelegate, :JavaConstructor, and :JUnitImpl all now perform their code manipulations using eclipse operations.
  • Initial support added for running :JavaSearch commands from source file results (library source files) not in a project.
  • g:EclimJavaCheckstyleOnSave replaced with the eclim setting
  • g:EclimJavaSrcValidate renamed to g:EclimJavaValidate.
  • :JUnitExecute replaced with a new and improved :JUnit command.
  • Added the command :JUnitFindTest to open the corresponding test for the current file.
  • Removed :Javac command since eclipse's continuous incremental builds typically make the :Javac call a no op, and in cases where you need to induce compilation, :ProjectBuild does so in a language agnostic way.
  • Added :JavaMove command to move a java source file from one package to another.
  • Added :JavaDocPreview to display the javadoc of the element under the cursor in vim's preview window.

1.7.9 (Sep. 09, 2012)


Git Log (1.7.9)

2.2.1 / 1.7.8 (Sep. 01, 2012)

  • Redesigned the eclim website using the sphinx bootstrap theme.
  • Reorganized many of the docs to consolidate similar features to hopefully make them easier to find and make the docs less sprawling.
  • Improved the translation of the docs to vim help files.
  • Fixed searching for JDK classes on OSX.
  • Added support for searching for inner classes and their methods.
  • Fixed remaining tab vs spaces indenting related issues with code added via eclipse.
  • Fixed disabling of conflicting Eclipse keybindings on Juno while the embedded vim has focus (fixes usage of Ctrl+V for blockwise visual selections).

2.2.0 / 1.7.7 (Aug. 07, 2012)

  • Eclim 2.2.0 and above now requires Java 6 or later.
  • Eclim 2.2.0 and above now requires the latest version of eclipse (Juno, 4.2).
  • Updated eclimd script to always set the jvm architecture argument, preventing possible issue starting eclimd on OSX if the default architecture order of the java executable doesn't match the eclipse architecture.
  • Semantic errors are now included in the validation results.
  • Added folding support to C/C++ call hierarchy buffer.
  • :ProjectRefresh now waits on the C/C++ indexer to finish before returning focus to the user.
  • Fixed auto selecting of the tool chain when creating C/C++ projects from eclim.
  • Fixed :CCallHierarchy from possibly using a cached version of the file resulting in incorrect or no results.
  • Fixed inserted code from :JavaCorrect when file format is 'dos'.
  • Fixed off by one issue prevent several code correction suggestions from being suggested.
  • Fixed to prompt for the path to the ruby interpreter if necessary when importing a ruby project or adding the ruby nature to an existing project.
  • Fixed executing of some operations when vim is currently in insert mode (opening new file from eclipse in a new external vim tab, using "Save As" from eclipse, and jumping to a line number from the project tree etc.)

1.7.6 (Jun. 07, 2012)

Bug Fixes:
  • Couple other minor bug fixes.
  • Fixed install location of eclim's vim help files (broken in the previous release).

Git Log (1.7.6)

1.7.5 (Jun. 03, 2012)


This release is not compatible with Eclipse Juno (4.2). The next major release of eclim (2.2.0) will be built for Juno.

  • Added uninstall support to the eclim installer.
  • Updated the installer to fully embrace eclipse's provisioning framework (p2).
  • Fixed key binding conflict handling to not inadvertently switch your key binding scheme back to the default scheme.
  • Added support for importing the necessary type during code completion.
  • Improved location of a project's main class for the :Java command, when not explicitly set.

Git Log (1.7.5)

1.7.4 (Apr. 22, 2012)

Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed possible NPE saving eclim settings.
  • Several other small bug fixes.
  • Fixed code completion by disabling the use of temp files.
  • Fixed :Java on windows as well as handling of stdin for ant 1.8.2+.

Git Log (1.7.4)

1.7.3 (Mar. 18, 2012)

Bug Fixes:
  • Lots of various bug fixes.
  • Added :ProjectBuild to build the current or supplied project.
  • Updated :ProjectProblems to support optional bang (:ProjectProblems!) to only show project errors.
  • Updating eclipse's local history when writing in vim is now only enabled by default when gvim is opened from the eclipse gui.
  • Fixed project creation issue encountered on some systems.
  • Now when saving your pom.xml file your .classpath will be auto updated with the dependencies found in your pom.xml.
  • Now handles completion from within php short tags.

Git Log (1.7.3)

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