March 5, 2019 at 11:27 am #610174
After updating Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers from version 2018-09 to version 2018-12, darkest dark is not so dark anymore. It is almost light grey (see attached screenshot). I loved how dark it was before.
IDE Package: Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers
IDE Version: 2018-12 (4.10.0)
Plugin: DevStyle CI 2018.10.24
OS: LinuxMarch 5, 2019 at 11:32 am #610177
Hello @marv99, sorry you are seeing this issue. It looks more like DevStyle wasn’t correctly applied at all. Can you check if there’s any error in your error log? Also, can you confirm you have selected DevStyle in the
General > Appearancepreferences page?
Aaron LaraMarch 5, 2019 at 12:05 pm #610184
Hello @aaronlonin, thanks for your reply.
DevStyle is selected (see screenshot). DarkestDark is also selected. Sometimes I also get a blue tab bar (see screenshot). Latest logs contain a NullPointer Exception. Older logs contain a DevStyle related InvalidArgumentException.
MarvMarch 5, 2019 at 12:26 pm #610190
Thank you for the details! We are working on a fix for this issue. Once we get it I can share the fix to you to test it, that would be a huge help if you can.
Aaron LaraMarch 5, 2019 at 1:30 pm #610196
We got the fix into our preview release. Can you give it a try?
To use the preview release, follow these steps:
1. Add the following line to Eclipse/configuration/config.ini
2. Restart Eclipse
3. An update will be detected (see progress view) when the update is done, restart Eclipse.
If it doesn’t update automatically try the following:
1. Go to help > Install New Software
2. Use this site:
3. Select DevStyle (for update) and continue with the wizard
March 5, 2019 at 3:16 pm #610230
- This reply was modified 2 weeks, 3 days ago by aaronlonin.
Amazing how quick you delivered a fix. Thanks.
It seems to fix the issue mainly. Most of the UI uses a darker grey now. The menubar and their menus are using a system color (I guess). I think that wasn’t the case with 2018-09. Maybe they cannot be themed anymore? Another minor issue I spotted was black text for some (I guess already active) menu items in the “Show views” dialog (see screenshot).
There were no exceptions thrown anymore.
Thanks again for your nice support.March 5, 2019 at 3:20 pm #610233
Thank you! Menu colors indeed come from the System theme in linux. Regarding those dark labels in
show viewWe’ll investigate.
Thanks for the valuable feedback!March 6, 2019 at 12:33 pm #610282
Hello! Regarding the Show View dialog, Eclipse is trying to display a little darker foreground when a view is already visible in the current perspective. It looks like their calculation are not very good in the case of this linux theme.
Anyway, we managed to fix it with DevStyle 😀 just update your current installation with the same update site I already shared: if you installed via
Install New Softwarejust do
help > Check for updates. Otherwise just restart and make sure you get today’s version.
March 6, 2019 at 2:34 pm #610306
- This reply was modified 2 weeks, 2 days ago by aaronlonin.
Hi. Respect for the dedication and speed. The “Show views” problem is fixed as well.
Before installing this second patch, I saw the two exceptions in the log again (same as in log-2019-03-05.txt) and the text color of tab titles was black (see screenshot), and one tab was blue for some time. After installing the update everything seemed to be okay, just during startup I still receive one of the two exceptions (see attached).
MarvMarch 7, 2019 at 8:23 am #610371
Marv, I’m glad our patch fixed most of the issues. Regarding the error, I could not replicate at my end. Can you please give us more details about your Linux install? Distro, version, GTK2 or GTK3?.
Aaron LaraMarch 9, 2019 at 4:05 am #610542
I am on Debian Buster (testing), GTK 3.24.March 15, 2019 at 6:27 am #610998
after a fresh reinstall with the release of the new DevStyle a couple of days ago, first everything seemed fine, but I got some exceptions and theme issues again (see screenshot and log). Another issue I’ve experienced is that if any popup from the Startup Experience is opened, it has white background with white text.March 15, 2019 at 6:42 am #611001
Sorry that you are seeing these problems. Thank you for the log file and the screenshot.
Can you please recheck if your DevStyle install is updated? We followed up with a second update to fix some DevStyle related problems. Please check for an update via Help > Check for Updates and restart to get back to a much improved DevStyle.
If you are still seeing issues, then please go to Help > About Eclipse IDE > Installation Details > Installed Software and share with us the version details for DevStyle plugin. Please switch to a new workspace and check if you are seeing the reported problems. If yes, then share with us the workspace log located at workspace dir/.metadata/.log (save it as text file and attach it to help us get a clean log file)
Apologies for inconvenience caused.
Genuitec SupportMarch 15, 2019 at 7:49 am #611004
Hi, thanks. I switched to a new workspace and I don’t have the issues anymore. The problem with the popups within the startup experience persists (see screenshot).March 15, 2019 at 9:37 am #611007
Marv, the issue with almost invisible text might be caused by the GTK theme used, and it also heppens without DevStyle being installed (see attachment of the regular workspace selection dialog without devstyle).
My guess is that those dialogs on startup are rendered by eclipse with a forced white background but with white fonts comming from the GTK theme.
Anyway, we can try to fix this issue at least when using DevStyle so I filed a bug for it to be investigated further.