Orbit: Third-party libraries at Eclipse

Jeff McAffer (Code 9)

Committer And Contributor · Short Talk

Thursday, 14:00, 10 minutes | Room 209/210 | Download in iCal Format

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Jeff McAffer

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There is a great deal of useful open-source code available outside Eclipse and most of it is not delivered as bundles. Bundling libraries it typically straightfoward but can, at times, be tricky. The Eclipse Orbit project gives Eclipse teams a place to learn about bundling and share their work. This talk gives an overview of Orbit, what it is, what people do in Orbit, how you can get into Orbit and what you can get out of Orbit.

Jeff McAffer leads the Eclipse Equinox OSGi, RCP and Orbit teams and is the founder of Code 9. He is one of the architects of the Eclipse Platform and a co-author of The Eclipse Rich Client Platform (Addison-Wesley). Jeff is also a member of the Eclipse Project PMC, the Tools Project PMC, the Eclipse Architecture Council and the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors. Jeff is currently interested all aspects of Eclipse componentry from designing, developing and building bundles to deploying, installing and ultimately running them. Previous lives include being a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM, work in distributed/parallel OO computing (Server Smalltalk, massively parallel Smalltalk, etc) as well as expert systems, meta-level architectures and a PhD at the University of Tokyo.

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