Eclipse Tagger Plugin / News: Recent posts

Alright, Considering a Rebirth

I am reviewing this plug-in and considering ways to bring it back to life. I really like the idea of what it was supposed to be and I still think it can be useful. I may rebuild this project site or I may move development over to my EclipseFrills ( project and make this another one of the frills... though this project is bigger than the frills... so may be I will just keep it here.... read more

Posted by Christopher J. Stehno 2009-07-10

Project Closing

After much thought and consideration, I have decided to close down this project. If you are interested in tagging functionality, I use and recommend TagSea (

If you are looking for some of the other added goodies that this plug-in provided, please take a look at my Eclipse Frills project:

If anyone is actively using this plug-in and would like to take over development, please contact me and we can talk about the issues leading to this closure.... read more

Posted by Christopher J. Stehno 2008-02-11

Stepping Away for a Bit

I am putting the next release of the Tagger Plug-in on hold. I have some other things I am working on and I felt that I was not giving the next release the brain-power it deserved.

If anyone is interested in joining me on this project, I will consider adding some helpers... just drop me an email to with your java and eclipse plug-in experience... and what you would like to see done with the project.... read more

Posted by Christopher J. Stehno 2007-04-10

Partial 2.0 Source in Subversion

I have integrated the current (partial) 2.0 code line into the subversion trunk. It is still very much under development so I would not recommend using it at this point but you are welcome to take a look at what is going on. The basic tagset management features have been implemented including the project-based tag sets.

I hope to be wrapping up development in a week or two so I can start updating the documentation and doing some testing.... read more

Posted by Christopher J. Stehno 2007-03-11

Version 2.0 Being Developed

I am currently working on the 2.0 release which will be a fairly major refactoring of the code to add tagging support on a per-project basis while still maintaining the current workspace-level support. I hope to have at least a pre-release in early March or 2007. It is also my goal to close all remaining bug and feature request tickets for this release.

Posted by Christopher J. Stehno 2007-02-09

1.2.1 Released

This release fixes the bugs in the 1.2.0 release. No new features were added.

Posted by Christopher J. Stehno 2007-01-27

Release 1.2.0 Recalled

I have pulled down the 1.2.0 release due to numerous bugs. I will fire the QA staff :-) and come up with some more rigorous QA and hopefully some unit testing (if anyone has good insight on unit testing plug-ins I would be very greatfull). I have been a bit to lax in my testing... shame on me.

I debated whether to hurry with one or more point releases or to pull it down and do it right... I would rather take some time and have a solid release.... read more

Posted by Christopher J. Stehno 2007-01-23

Bug Fix Release (1.2.1) Coming Soon

I am not sure how it happened but the externalized strings did not get set properly. They worked during testing.
I will have a bug fix release available ASAP (within the next day or two).
Sorry for the inconvenience.

Posted by Christopher J. Stehno 2007-01-23

Eclipse Resource Tagger Plug-in 1.2.0 Released

I have just released version 1.2.0 of the Eclipse Resource Tagger Plug-in. This release adds View filtering support to the JDT Package View, a new tag association action that allows simultaneous tag creation and association, along with some tweaking and bug fixing.

This will be the last release in the 1.x branch of the code (baring any bug releases). I will start working on version 2.0.0 shortly which will have some major refactoring along with some interesting new features such as the ability to have project-based tags and associations that can be seamlessly shared between developers.... read more

Posted by Christopher J. Stehno 2007-01-23

Release 1.2.0 Coming Soon

I will be dropping the 1.2.0 release of the Tagger plug-in this week. I had planned on adding a few more features before the release but am holding back the Tag Association View until after addition of relocatable tag and association data files. This is a fairly major change which is why I decided to break off the release here and save those two features for the next release.

Bottom line... I should be tagging and releasing within the next day or two.

Posted by Christopher J. Stehno 2007-01-22

Eclipse Resource Tagger Plug-in 1.1.0 Released

The 1.1.0 version of the Eclipse Resource Tagger Plug-in has just been released. This new release fixes a few bugs and adds a few new features: View filtering by tag association, Working Set Creation from Search results (not just tag search), Open all Search Results in Editors (not just tag search). The documentation has also gotten a bit of a facelift as well as the web site.

Enjoy and let me know if anything is broken.

Posted by Christopher J. Stehno 2007-01-08

Mailing List Created

I have created a mailing list for general information about this project. Please feel free to sign up at I will post project notifications, critical issues and release dates as they happen.

Posted by Christopher J. Stehno 2006-12-23

1.0.1 Bugfix Released

Version 1.0.1 has just been released. This release contains a critical bugfix related to closed projects. This release adds no new functionality.

Posted by Christopher J. Stehno 2006-12-20

1.0.1 and 1.1.0 Coming Soon

A semi-critical issue was found in the 1.0.0 release therefore I will be posting a 1.0.1 release ASAP (probably early next week). The issue is with closed projects in the workspace throwing errors. Also, the more annoying problem is that when you close a project it removes all tag associations (not cleanly). This will be resolved in the 1.0.1 release which will be available by update and download.... read more

Posted by Christopher J. Stehno 2006-12-19

Resource Tagger Plug-in 1.0 Has Arrived

The first release of the Resource Tagger plug-in has been dropped. The plug-in jar is available in the download page, and the update site has been created at for those who prefer automated updates.

The web site has been updated with a clean new look, which unfortunately has issues in IE, but I will work those out.

I will be using this plug-in myself and consider it safe for use, but if you find a bug or have a feature request, please post them in the Tracker if they are not already there.... read more

Posted by Christopher J. Stehno 2006-12-16

Closing in on the Alpha Release

Most of the core functionality is working, but there is still testing, documentation and cleanup work to be done along with a few remaining actions to be implemented. I am shooting for an alpha release (0.1) by the end of the year (2006).
If you are really brave you can pull the source out of svn and build it yourself to give it a try.

Posted by Christopher J. Stehno 2006-11-30

Added a Screenshot

I have posted a screen shot teaser of the Tags View and the New Tag Dialog. With the current source in subversion you can create and persist the tag set across multiple sessions.

Posted by Christopher J. Stehno 2006-11-17

Website Live

I have uploaded the initial project website. The only piece of real content at this point is the requirements/specification document in the Documentation ( section.

Posted by Christopher J. Stehno 2006-11-14