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A busy year for the Eclipse platform

John Arthorne (IBM )

Making at Eclipse · Standard
Wednesday, 13:30, 20 minutes | Lafayette

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2010 was a busy year for the Eclipse project, with the Helios release, two maintenance releases, a major new release of the 4.0 stream, and an incubator release. The year ahead is shaping up to be just as busy as we continue to roll out releases on several fonts. This talk will give an overview of what has been going on in Eclipse project development over the past year, and highlights of what's coming up in the 2011 releases. We will describe the development process the project has adopted in recent years that allows us to deliver incremental improvements to our mature platform, while providing a separate space to explore innovative new ideas without sacrificing stability for those built on top of the platform. We will also take a quick look ahead at areas of investigation for releases beyond 2011.

John has worked on the Eclipse project for the past decade in many different areas, as well as the Equinox project. He was the main developer on the resource model for many years, and designed the platform's concurrency infrastructure. In recent years he has focused on the Orion server, provisioning (p2), e4, and overall platform API quality. John is a member of the Eclipse Architecture Council, Planning Council and Eclipse Project PMC.

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