Category Archives: Community

EFSP: The Specification Committee Votes

One key difference between Eclipse open source software projects as defined by the Eclipse Development Process (EDP), and open source specification projects as defined by the Eclipse Foundation Specification Process (EFSP) is that specification projects must be aligned with exactly … Continue reading

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Lightening the Release Review Burden

The Eclipse Architecture Council is in the process of making a change to how the Eclipse Development Process (EDP) defines the Reviews that Eclipse open source projects are required to engage in. Foremost on our minds is the nature of Release … Continue reading

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Running a Successful Open Source Project

This post is based on a talk that Gunnar Wagenknecht and I delivered at the Open Source Leadership Summit 2017 and Devoxx US 2017. This content was recently published in the All Eyes on Open Source issue of JAX Magazine. … Continue reading

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Running Eclipse IDE on Java 9

Update: Note that as of October 11/2017, Java 9 is 100% supported “out of the box” by Eclipse IDE, Oxygen Edition; Java 9 can be used to run your Eclipse IDE, Oxygen Edition, and can be used to build Java … Continue reading

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Run Eclipse IDE on One Version of Java, but Target Another

The Eclipse IDE for Java™ Developers (and the other Java developer variants) is itself a Java application that’s used to build Java applications. That relationship can be a bit weird to wrap your brain around. Written almost entirely in Java, the Eclipse … Continue reading

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Eclipse Foundation Open Source Project Announcements, February 10/2017

Intellectual Property Policy Changes Implementation You’ve likely heard about the introduction of a new type of intellectual property (IP) due diligence for third party content. The short version is that our Type A Due Diligence involves a license certification only … Continue reading

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Replacing Bugzilla with Tuleap

Bugzilla has served the Eclipse Community well for many years, easily scaling to serve the needs of over 500 open source projects, servicing a community of thousands of software developers generating half of a million issue reports over close to two decades … Continue reading

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Great Fixes from Till Brychcy

Our third winner in the Great Fixes for Neon skills competition is Till Brychcy. Till has used the Eclipse Java development tools (JDT) since 2003, and made his first contribution in 2013. In the time between the 2015 Mars release and today, … Continue reading

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Releases and the Eclipse Development Process

The Eclipse Development Process (EDP) regards a release as a pretty significant event. A release is similar to what other organizations might call a general availability release (GA), or ship event. A release is generally associated with some form of enhanced quality … Continue reading

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Council Meetings at EclipseCon 2016

We’re going to host the Architecture and Planning Council meetings during the conference (on Thursday) at EclipseCon 2016. This will be a great opportunity for the councils to connect and plot how to make the Eclipse community even better. We’re … Continue reading

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