Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Jan 2007 22:39 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Java Maybe cats and dogs can live together, after all. Sources close to the matter revealed today that the Eclipse Foundation has joined the Java Community Process. A quick check of the JCP membership list reveals that the Foundation is listed as a member. The sources also said that Eclipse joined the JCP this week, and that the formal announcement is scheduled for next week.
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by chemical_scum on Fri 12th Jan 2007 00:40 UTC
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by kap1 on Fri 12th Jan 2007 00:53 UTC
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rather shocking that they just joined now they should have done it a long time ago!

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It's about time
by bousozoku on Fri 12th Jan 2007 02:09 UTC
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They complained about Sun but were just as stubborn.

Hopefully, this leads to better tools for everyone.

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I have noticed though...
by sigzero on Fri 12th Jan 2007 04:41 UTC
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Netbeans is getting much more press than eclipse now days. I used to read "eclipse" all over the Java sphere on the net but that has pretty much gone away.

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SWT was what made eclipse great
by slashdev on Fri 12th Jan 2007 05:14 UTC
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SWT is a great alternative, which is why Eclipse was on the tips of everyone's tongue before. But starting with Java 5, Swing (and with the help of the new scripting language in Java 6) has become much more viable solution for cross platform, fast and "pretty" user interfaces.

Now once Sun deals with all the Java Web Start , and the Java Media Framework complaints, We may see a Java renaissance...

Edited 2007-01-12 05:16

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Sun Meets IBM
by abhaysahai on Fri 12th Jan 2007 06:21 UTC
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Eclipse meets Netbeans. They integrate the best features of each IDE into a single one.
Netbeans -: The excellent experience right after the install.
Eclipse -: Configurability.

And everyone lived happily ever after.

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RE: Sun Meets IBM
by Mr. Tan on Fri 12th Jan 2007 09:11 UTC in reply to "Sun Meets IBM"
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or the code editor of eclipse with the gui/mantis of netbeans, that would be really sweet!

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RE[2]: Sun Meets IBM
by suryad on Fri 12th Jan 2007 21:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Sun Meets IBM"
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Pet peeve...not's Matisse

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quick Q
by cg0def on Fri 12th Jan 2007 10:19 UTC
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ok back to the article itself. Can someone explain what exactly would change in Eclipse? This is mostly a business move to me and as such has very little relevance to me personally and/or any eclipse developer. I understand that things might change in say and year or two but there still hasn't been any official announcement as to what changes the JCP membership would bring so what are you guys so ecstatics about?

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by Anonymous Coward on Fri 12th Jan 2007 10:51 UTC
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Oddly enough, I don't use Eclipse for Java development... I have found PHPEclipse to be a great PHP development Environment.

Now if there was just a good WYSIWYG HTML Component so I can use it at work instead of FrontPage.

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Cats and dogs playing nice? What?!?
by jsight on Fri 12th Jan 2007 16:40 UTC
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I don't get the headline on this. Why does anyone find it surprising that the Eclipse Foundation would want a voting stake in the various JCP proposals that will shape the future of Java?

This does not significantly affect the future of Eclipse and Netbeans (they will still compete).

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