Eclipse News

Genuitec's Pulse Adds Hundreds of Catalog Options and Enhancements

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 11:15 by Eclipse Web
Genuitec, LLC, a founding member of the Eclipse Foundation, announced today the availability of Pulse 2.0. Pulse 2.0 features an enhanced catalog with hundreds of new plugins to choose from. It gives users the accessibility and freedom of choice to customize and share their software distributions.

"Our customers spoke and we listened," said Todd Williams, vice president of technology for Genuitec. "Overwhelmingly, our users liked Pulse's ability to package and organize their tools, but they needed more tooling options for their profiles.

SpringSource releases cool tool suite based on Eclipse Mylyn

Monday, March 24, 2008 - 18:02 by Eclipse Web
SpringSource, the company behind the Spring Portfolio Java application platform, has announced its SpringSource Tool Suite, a Spring-specific developer tool set designed to reduce the complexity of enterprise Java development and maintenance.

Eclipse planning an upgrade

Monday, March 24, 2008 - 18:01 by Eclipse Web
Due in two years, Eclipse 4.0, or e4, was the subject of a presentation at the EclipseCon 2008 conference in Santa Clara, Calif. on Wednesday. It also was discussed by Mike Milinkovich, executive director of Eclipse, in an interview on Tuesday. He said e4 is not even started as a project yet. "It is theoretical at this point," said Milinkovich.

Microsoft to work with Eclipse on Java

Monday, March 24, 2008 - 18:00 by Eclipse Web
The goal of the joint work, which will include contributions from Microsoft engineers, is to make it easier to use Java to write applications that take full advantage of the look and feel of Windows Vista. Ramji wrote about the planned collaboration on Microsoft's Port25 blog.

Microsoft forges first official link to Eclipse

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 11:00 by Eclipse Web
Microsoft Corp. today announced its first collaboration with the open source Eclipse Foundation by committing provide engineering support to allow the Eclipse Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) use Microsoft's Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). The move aims to make it easier for Java developers to write applications that look and feel like native Windows Vista, according to Microsoft.

BlackBerry embraces Eclipse

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 10:59 by Eclipse Web
Research In Motion (RIM) has joined the Eclipse Foundation and released a BlackBerry plug-in for Eclipse that provides the ability to develop and debug BlackBerry applications without leaving the familiar Eclipse environment. The announcement came Tuesday at the EclipseCon 2008 conference in Santa Clara, CA.

Embarcadero aims to attract Eclipse SQL developers

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 10:30 by Eclipse Web
PowerSQL is Embarcadero's fourth tool built on the open-source Eclipse framework, and the company claimed this new release will improve productivity for the growing number of application developers who are becoming involved with SQL development.

Embarcadero hopes to attract developers not traditionally used to writing SQL code to its latest tool, which it said features a rich SQL integrated development environment with code-completion, real-time error-checking, code-formatting and object-validation tools to help streamline coding tasks.

Intalio Announces Support for BPMN 1.1

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 10:28 by Eclipse Web
Intalio, Inc., the Open Source Business Process Platform Company, today announced support for the Business Process Modeling Notation version 1.1 (BPMN 1.1), which was recently ratified by the Object Management Group (OMG). Intalio|Designer is the first process modeling tool to support the new notation. The latest version of Intalio|Designer can be downloaded from the Intalio Community Website at

Sun Turns To Eclipse To Get Object/Relational Mapping

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 10:32 by Eclipse Web
In seeking to keep Java standardized, Sun Microsystems has turned to an open source project lead by Oracle (NSDQ: ORCL) for its standard for mapping software objects into relational databases.

Oracle: EclipseLink links JCP, Eclipse

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 10:31 by Eclipse Web
"This is the first Java EE (Enterprise Edition) reference implementation to ever be done at Eclipse," said Leung, interviewed at the EclipseCon 2008 conference in Santa Clara, Calif. The move represents JCP and Eclipse communities coming together, Leung said.

Eclipse, Sun and Oracle team up on persistence API

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 10:30 by Eclipse Web
The surprise announcement on the first day of EclipseCon 2008 was that Eclipse rival Sun Microsystems Inc. selected the Eclipse Persistence Services Project (EclipseLink), led by Oracle Corp., as the reference implementation for the Java Persistence API (JPA) 2.0.

SpringSource offers SpringSource Tool Suite for Java

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 13:31 by Eclipse Web
SpringSource, keeper of the Spring Framework, is announcing Monday the planned April release of the personal edition of SpringSource Tool Suite, a toolset intended to reduce complexity of enterprise Java development.
The package also provides an end-to-end solution for middleware development using the Spring Portfolio of software, SpringSource said. In addition, the company is announcing it has joined the Eclipse Foundation for open source tooling.

JBuilder Integrates Swing Designer

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 13:30 by Eclipse Web
CodeGear has teamed up with Instantiations, a provider of software products, services and technologies for Eclipse, Java and Smalltalk. The companies plan to add Instantiations' Swing Designer visual layout tools to CodeGear's JBuilder integrated development environment (IDE). Swing Designer will be part of the JBuilder 2008 release, due in April from CodeGear, the development-tools arm of Borland Software Corp.

Eclipse Kicks Off Annual EclipseCon Conference

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 10:31 by Eclipse Web
The Eclipse Foundation today welcomed participants to EclipseCon 2008, the fifth annual Eclipse community conference, being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. EclipseCon 2008 will feature the latest Eclipse developments and will provide a forum for attendees to discuss key business and technical issues facing the community.

Eclipse Foundation Community Award Winners Announced

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 10:30 by Eclipse Web
The Eclipse Foundation today announced the winners of its annual Eclipse Community Awards, which recognize the top individuals and products in the Eclipse community. Recipients were honored at an awards ceremony yesterday on the opening day of EclipseCon 2008.

Cisco Joins Eclipse Foundation

Monday, March 17, 2008 - 15:29 by Eclipse Web
Cisco has always espoused the benefits of "no technology religion" as well as open, standards-based platforms and we are pleased to share this philosophy in membership with the Eclipse Foundation.

Eclipse Equinox - Fulfilling the Promise of Write Once Run Anywhere

Monday, March 17, 2008 - 14:29 by Eclipse Web
The major announcement this week at EclipseCon surrounds Equinox becoming a top level project. Just before the conference I caught up with two of the leading people in the Eclipse community to discuss this announcement and what it means.

Ian Skerrett is Director of Marketing for the Eclipse Foundation, and a regular contributor to Eclipse Zone. Jeff McAffer is Equinox Project Lead, leads the RCP project and is one of the original architects of Eclipse.

Eclipse to stress component, runtime efforts

Monday, March 17, 2008 - 14:28 by Eclipse Web
The Eclipse Foundation will branch out in the realm of component-oriented software development on Monday and also unveil an umbrella project unifying several runtime initiatives.

The efforts will be featured at the EclipseCon 2008 conference in Santa Clara, Calif. Conference highlights also include a presentation by an executive from Eclipse holdout Microsoft on Wednesday.

Eclipse Launches OSGi-based Runtime Project

Monday, March 17, 2008 - 14:27 by Eclipse Web
The Eclipse Foundation is announcing a runtime initiative based on Equinox, the organization's implementation of the Open Services Gateway Initiative technology.

In an interview with eWEEK, Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation, said the group is "announcing a runtime initiative by taking a number of projects and starting a new top level project," to be known as the Eclipse Runtime project or Eclipse RT.

Eclipse RT and the Equinox community

Monday, March 17, 2008 - 14:26 by Eclipse Web
I’ve mentioned previously that Eclipse is coming alive as a place for runtime technology. The last few days have seen some more concrete steps down that path. Last Wednesday the Eclipse RT top-level project had a successful creation review. So over the next few days the project itself will be provisioned and open for business. In the proposal there were 6 projects declaring their intention to move: Equinox, RAP, ECF, Swordfish, Riena and EclipseLink. While the path is now clear for these moves, I wouldn’t expect to see a mad rush.