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IBM Launches Public Domain Project "Eclipse" 205

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the what-exactly-is-this-anyway? dept.
ccf writes "NY Times is carrying an article about how IBM is launching a new developer organization (Free Reg blah blah blah) called Eclipse, for open source development. The article is not rich in details; it says the stuff will be in the "public domain" but makes no mention of specific licenses." If anyone can find some links that make more sense about what this actually is, please post them.
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IBM Launches Public Domain Project "Eclipse"

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  • by shazam* (83121) on Monday November 05, 2001 @11:44AM (#2522550)
    What is really interesting is the code name.
    What is it, exactly that IBM is trying to eclipse [sun.com]?
  • by Tim Doran (910) <timmydoran.rogers@com> on Monday November 05, 2001 @12:20PM (#2522781)
    err... do you really call it 'VAJ'?

    My wife's a doula (think assistant midwife), and the pronunciation of that brings something entirely different to mind ;)
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 05, 2001 @12:47PM (#2522927)
    Read the fucking article.
    Now go to www.eclipse.org [eclipse.org]

    This a general puropose IDE and is not meant to be used only for Java development. It is written in Java without the part of Java that makes Java Slow (Swing/AWT).
    The IDE uses a native widget toolkit called SWT, that is cross-platfrom and is lightining fast. Maybe not as fast as your 31337 perl script on your 386 with 2 megs of ram, but it runs really nice on my celeron 400. Best of all it runs on Linux.

    And it since it doesn't even come with a Java GUI app builder, it is not exactly like they are pushing Java GUI apps on you.
    I've been using this with Tomcat [apache.org] and it simply rocks!
    As Eclipse picks up steam, the C++ and other dev environment plugins will get better, and you can make your fat client apps without java.

    and the setup is still kludgey for most.

    It's a zip file you extract and run the executable - wow big kludegy setup.

    Perhaps you should try it out before you flame it.

    Java is just a dog.

    It is obvious by your embarrassing display of ignorance, that you should not be in a position to make any of your software related opinions public. Everyone knows that Java is coffee.

    Have a nice day.
  • by Picass0 (147474) on Monday November 05, 2001 @01:57PM (#2523390) Homepage Journal
    Thanks Bob.

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