Eclipse News

Eclipse Has Lots to Offer to Windows Developers

Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 11:00 by Eclipse Web
CDT for Windows is an open source distribution of the Eclipse CDT with the MinGW compiler and various open source libraries wrapped up as a complete IDE for Windows development. It includes a Java runtime environment needed to run Eclipse and is packaged up with a real Windows installer making it easy to start building C++ applications for Windows in no time. In a new post on his blog, Doug Schaefer talks about his objective for this distribution and his dissapointment that he can't release something like this from Eclipse itself.

Linux developers considering move to Eclipse

Friday, July 6, 2007 - 12:03 by Eclipse Web
In the end, Eclipse emerged as a favored IDE solution for the gaps found in other existing developer tools now widely used by the community. As Miller said, "I think the consensus was that Visual Studio-era users want a good IDE, and the only open-source IDE with serious momentum is Eclipse, so we should start looking at making that work well for LSB development."

Eclipse Europa: Eureka!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007 - 11:12 by Eclipse Web
Eclipse, in case you've been living in the subsurface ocean of Jupiter's moon Europa for the past five years and missed it, is a vendor-neutral set of open-source frameworks and exemplary tools for software development, a toolset sufficiently rich that Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation (, and Ward Cunningham, the former Eclipse Foundation Director, Committer Community Development, both insist that it is more than an IDE.

Europa and open source software delivery

Tuesday, July 3, 2007 - 11:10 by Eclipse Web
To start with a bit of background, last week I was granted a briefing about (what was at the time) the upcoming Eclipse Europa release, thanks Ian. Nevertheless, I made a mental note to put together a blog post on what I took from the briefing and publish it sometime after the official release date this week. However, things didn't go according to plan through the remainder of last week and the early part of this week was marred by a re-injuring my lower back (once you hurt it the first time, it's much easier to throw it out of place again) so I wasn't able to get a timely post done.

Web Tools Platform 2.0 Released

Friday, June 29, 2007 - 17:00 by Eclipse Web
Eclipse Web Tools Platform 2.0 is available for immediate download and can also be installed as part of Europa. This major update delivers its key goals of improved quality, adopter readiness, harmony with other Eclipse projects, and many new features for end users.

Community Bulletin: OS Summit Asia

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 17:20 by Eclipse Web
We are pleased to announce a new conference for the Eclipse community, called OS Summit Asia. This new conference is being organized in collaboration with the Eclipse Foundation and the Apache Software Foundation. The inaugural event will be held Nov. 26-30, 2007 in Hong Kong and is expected to attract open source developers from across Asia.

Write a Review, Win an Eclipse Shirt

Wednesday, June 13, 2007 - 11:20 by Eclipse Web
We want to hear what you think of the Eclipse projects that are being released as part of Europa. In fact, we will give you an Eclipse shirt for writing a Europa review. One lucky winner will also win a pass to EclipseCon 2008 or Eclipse Summit Europe 2007.

Help Wanted: Test the new download page and packages

Wednesday, June 6, 2007 - 17:20 by Eclipse Web
Something we would like to accomplish during the Europa release is to make it easier for our user community to download Eclipse. The existing download model requires you to start with the SDK and then start adding projects and features. However, for the millions of Eclipse users the SDK is a bit of overkill, if you are really just are using Eclipse as a Java IDE. Or if you want to use Eclipse as a C/C++ IDE it is not that obvious what to download when you visit our download page.

Eclipse Summit Europe Call for Participation - Talks & Demos

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 15:40 by Eclipse Web
The Eclipse Foundation is looking for members to speak at Eclipse Summit Europe. Prepared presentations should last approximately 60 minutes, including 5 minutes of questions from the audience at the end. Submitted talks should focus on 1 of 2 categories: 1) Consumer Stories; or 2) New & Noteworthy.

WTP 1.5.4 Declared!

Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 10:12 by Eclipse Web
WTP 1.5.4 has been released to fix a number of bugs in the 1.5 release. Those with 1.5.3 or below already installed need only use Update Manager to "find updates for currently installed features". All-in-one zip files, SDKs, and minimal runtimes are also available from the download site as well as from member companies.

Eclipse Party at JavaOne

Friday, April 20, 2007 - 16:02 by Eclipse Web
The Eclipse Foundation is hosting a party for the Eclipse community at JavaOne. If you will be attending the conference, this is your opportunity to connect with other Eclipse fans and to have some fun. The party will happen Wednesday, May 9 from 7:00pm-10:00pm at Jillian’s ( This is just around the corner from the Moscone Center in the southwest corner of the Metreon. If you are interested in attending, please send an e-mail to to be added to the guest list. We look forward to seeing you there!

New Project Releases Continue to Drive Adoption of Eclipse in the Embedded and Device Development Community

Tuesday, April 3, 2007 - 10:00 by Eclipse Web
The Eclipse Foundation is pleased to announce the upcoming releases of the Eclipse C/C++ IDE (CDT) 4.0 and Device Software Development Platform (DSDP) projects. These Eclipse projects represent the core technology that is being developed for the embedded and device development community and have been widely adopted by organizations across the embedded and device software market.

Eclipse Foundation Announces Initiatives for Ajax Applications and Dynamic Languages

Tuesday, March 6, 2007 - 08:00 by Eclipse Web
The Eclipse Foundation today announced three new project milestones that extend the Eclipse platform for Ajax applications and dynamic languages. The three projects include the Eclipse Rich Ajax Platform (RAP), the Eclipse Ajax Toolkit Framework (ATF) and the Eclipse Dynamic Language Toolkit (DLTK). These projects provide innovative new Eclipse-based technology to be utilized by Ajax developers and developers using dynamic languages such as Python, Ruby and Tcl.