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.
Java IDEs Make Nice: Eclipse Joins JCP
Submitted by anonymous 2007-01-11 Java 11 Comments
rather shocking that they just joined now they should have done it a long time ago!
They complained about Sun but were just as stubborn.
Hopefully, this leads to better tools for everyone.
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.
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
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.