EclipseRT is growing by leaps and bounds. The recent Gemini and Virgo projects and evolution in Jetty, ECF, EclipseLink, modeling, BIRT, and other runtime related projects makes Eclipse technology in the runtime space very compelling. This BOF is intended to bring together the producers and consumers of these varied technologies. We'll explore usecases, discuss how the runtime components can and should be delivered to meet consumer demand and generally build common ground.
Jeff McAffer co-leads the Eclipse Equinox OSGi and RCP efforts at Eclipse and is CTO and co-founder of EclipseSource. He is one of the architects of the Eclipse Platform and a co-author of The Eclipse Rich Client Platform and OSGi and Equinox (Addison-Wesley). He co-leads the RT PMC and is a member of the Eclipse Project PMC, the Tools Project PMC and the Eclipse Architecture Council and has been elected to the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors. Jeff is currently interested all aspects of Eclipse components from developing and building bundles to deploying, installing and ultimately running them. Previous lives include being a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM and work in distributed/parallel OO computing as well as expert systems, meta-level architectures and a PhD at the University of Tokyo.