The Eclipse Communication Framework is a set of messaging APIs for Eclipse. The
ECF team also provides collaboration services for Eclipse Foundation project
teams via the Eclipse Foundation servers: XMPP Instant Messaging and Chat,
Internet Relay Chat, real-time collaboration groups for URL sharing, file
sharing, etc. These services and Eclipse-based or other clients can be freely
used by project teams for cross-project-team communication and
collaboration...as well as more exotic functions like real-time build and test
progress reporting, team events, team 'bots', for accessing bug tracking, build
and other services, sharing of workspace preferences and config, team code
walkthroughs, and remote workbench control...all through open standard protocols
like XMPP and IRC. This talk will describe some of the services that ECF
provides via the Eclipse Foundation for committers and contributors and some of
the other services being worked on/planned.
Dr. Scott Lewis is the project lead for the Eclipse Communication Framework (ECF). His friends think he's been working on distributed applications for too long. Although a little goofy about it, he is passionate about making Eclipse/Eclipse RCP an open platform for integrated and interoperable communications applications. Scott also serves as an elected committer representative to the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors. In this role he represents the needs and interests of the Eclipse committers on the Foundation Board. You can contact Scott at slewis at composent.com, or via IM at slewis at ecf.eclipse.org (xmpp/jabber), scottslewis at gmail.com (xmpp/jabber), or scottblewis at yahoo.com.