The Eclipse Foundation open source community has announced the simultaneous release of 10 open source projects.
The release – dubbed Callisto – brings together the work of 10 Eclipse community project teams and developers from 15 independent software suppliers from around the world. It includes seven million lines of code.
The Eclipse open source initiative to provide a supplier-neutral software development platform has been described by industry analyst Gartner as one of the two main integrated development environments, along with Microsoft’s Visual Studio.
The Callisto release allows users to tap into a variety of Eclipse projects to build their own applications using Eclipse’s modular architecture. The synchronised project release is aimed at providing version compatibility between the different projects. It includes:
- Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT) 2.1
- C/C++ IDE (CDT) 3.1
- Data Tools Platform (DTP) 1.0
- Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) 2.2
- Graphical Editor Framework (GEF) 3.2
- Graphical Modeling Framework (GMF)1.0
- Eclipse Project 3.2
- Test and Performance Tools Platform (TPTP) 4.2,
- Web Tools Platform (WTP) 1.5
- Visual Editor (VE) 1.2.
New technology in the release includes platform support for the forthcoming Windows Vista operating system and Mac OS X on Intel, allowing Eclipse developers to build applications for these operating systems.
The Callisto projects will be available for download on 30 June.