Eclipse News

Eclipse Equinox - Fulfilling the Promise of Write Once Run Anywhere

Monday, March 17, 2008 - 14:29 by EclipseWeb 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 EclipseWeb 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 EclipseWeb 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 EclipseWeb 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.

The Next Thing At Eclipse...

Monday, March 17, 2008 - 14:25 by EclipseWeb Web
The news at EclipseCon is something the Eclipse community has been doing for a while but not a lot of people know about it. The press announcement at EclipseCon is our new runtime initiative: the creation of the top-level Eclipse RT project and a new Equinox Community.

Eclipse Announces EclipseLink Project to Deliver JPA 2.0 Reference Implementation

Monday, March 17, 2008 - 13:40 by EclipseWeb Web
The Eclipse Foundation today announced that Sun, the lead for the Java(TM) Persistence API (JPA) 2.0, JSR 317 standard has selected the EclipseLink project as the reference implementation. The Eclipse Persistence Services Project (EclipseLink), led by Oracle, delivers an open source runtime framework supporting key persistence standards. The EclipseLink project provides a rich set of services that address complex mapping, performance and scalability and advanced functionality required for enterprise Java applications.

Eclipse Announces New Runtime Initiative around Equinox

Monday, March 17, 2008 - 09:45 by EclipseWeb Web
The Eclipse Foundation today announced a new initiative to develop and promote open source runtime technology based on Equinox, a lightweight OSGi compliant runtime. While Eclipse is well known for its widely used development tools, this initiative establishes a community of Eclipse open source projects focused on runtime technology that provides a more flexible approach to building and deploying software on mobile, desktop and server environments.

Planning for Eclipse 4.0

Friday, March 14, 2008 - 16:15 by EclipseWeb Web
Earlier this week, the teams and developers working on the various projects of Eclipse began an intense debate regarding the next steps in the future of Eclipse, all triggered by the announcement of the incubation project titled 'e4'.

Using Zend Studio for PHP Programming

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 11:00 by EclipseWeb Web
Zend Studio for Eclipse is the company's latest update of its PHP IDE, and carries a version number of 6.0. As a foundation, it uses Eclipse, an extensible open source platform for software development that is growing in functionality and widespread usage every year. It also utilizes the PHP Development Tools (PDT) framework.

SlickEdit Inc. Announces the Release of SlickEdit Core for Eclipse

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 15:50 by EclipseWeb Web
SlickEdit Core is a plug-in for Eclipse that allows developers to use the popular SlickEdit code editor as the default editor within the Eclipse environment. SlickEdit Core consists of the SlickEdit editor, 7 additional views, and the DIFFzilla® differencing engine. Together, this functionality offers developers greater editing power and better speed in navigating code allowing even the most accomplished power programmers to be more productive.

Aptana Releases RadRails 1.0 for Aptana Studio(TM)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 11:55 by EclipseWeb Web
Aptana Inc. today announced the long anticipated availability of RadRails 1.0 for Aptana Studio, the popular Eclipse-based IDE for Ajax and Web developers who use scripting languages like Ruby, PHP, and JavaScript. RadRails 1.0, the first major release of the RadRails software since Aptana became home to the community project last year, provides unparalleled features for Ruby on Rails developers. The free, open source download for RadRails 1.0 can be found at

GUI Testing Specialist froglogic Announces Eclipse Strategy

Monday, March 10, 2008 - 11:00 by EclipseWeb Web
froglogic GmbH will announce its new Eclipse strategy at EclipseCon 2008 taking place in Santa Clara next week. froglogic is the vendor of the leading, cross-platform automated GUI testing tool Squish. Squish supports creating and running automated GUI tests of applications based on a variety of user interface technologies including Trolltech's Qt toolkit, Java AWT/Swing/NetBeans, Java SWT/Eclipse RCP/JFaces, Web/HTML/AJAX and Mac OS X Carbon/Cocoa.

Behind the Scenes: What to Expect from the RCP Training Series

Friday, March 7, 2008 - 11:35 by EclipseWeb Web
The RCP Training Series kicks off this summer, covering a wide range of locations. To get more insight into what to expect from the training, I talked with Dr Jörn Weigle representing WeigleWilczek, a member of the Eclipse Training Alliance.

CodeGear Gives Debugger to Eclipse

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 10:00 by EclipseWeb Web
The new debugger includes all of the features developers might expect in a modern debugger, including stepping, run to breakpoint, smart step, variable introspection, hot swap, remote debugging and a free-form expression analyzer, company officials said. This contribution has been underwritten by CodeGear and implemented by, the company behind the DLTK (Dynamic Languages Toolkit) project. The entire debugger is being contributed to as part of DLTK, CodeGear officials said.

Higgins 1.0: Identity Management Solutions from the Eclipse Foundation

Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - 10:00 by EclipseWeb Web
Earlier this month, the Eclipse Foundation announced the release of Higgins 1.0. Higgins is a suite of identity management solutions from the Eclipse foundation, created with the intent of simplifying and adding consistency to online authentication. The software infrastructure provided by Higgins is specifically targeted at providing a consistent interaction for users with multiple authentication protocols:

Hello, OSGi, Part 1: Bundles for beginners

Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - 09:58 by EclipseWeb Web
The Open Services Gateway Initiative (OSGi) defines an architecture for developing and deploying modular applications and libraries. In this first article in a three-part introduction to OSGi, Sunil Patil gets you started with OSGi development concepts and shows you how to build a simple Hello World application using the Eclipse OSGi container implementation, Equinox. He also touches briefly on building service-oriented applications using OSGi and introduces OSGi's ServiceFactory and ServiceTracker classes.