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Million Download Challenge

About two weeks ago, I suggested we do something to celebrate once Eclipse 3.1 reaches the million download mark. Kim Horne came up with a great idea that allows all Eclipse enthusiasts to participate and help the broader community.

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Eclipse & RIA

Hot on the heels of my last post comes some very exciting news about the use of Eclipse in the Rich Internet Application (RIA) space.

In my last post I talked about how James Governor‘s post on RCP showed that he really understands some of the potential of the Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) technology.

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Macromedia joins Eclipse

Macromedia has just announced that they are joining Eclipse and building their next generation tools based on Eclipse. This is very cool and it seems others agree.

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BIRT 1.0 Now Available

Congratulations to the BIRT team on their 1.0 release.

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Challenge for A Million

How fast do you think Eclipse 3.1 can reach 1 million downloads? 20, 30, 40 or 50 days? We are thinking of putting this challenge out to the community. If we reach one million downloads in xx days then the Eclipse Foundation will do something special. Not sure what ‘that’ is yet?

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He Gets It!

It is always great when the Eclipse community works hard on communicating a new and novel idea and then runs into someone who really understands it. James Governor‘s blog post today on RCP is a great example of that.

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Greek Schools to Mars: RCP Applications

Last month, I started collecting screen shots of applications that have been built on Eclipse RCP. It is great to see the diversity of open source and commercial applications.

When we launch 3.1 we are planning to put a major emphasis on the success of Eclipse RCP. Showing that people are building real rich client applications is an important part of this message. I know there are many more examples out there, so feel free to send me your screen shots.

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Briefing industry analysts

We are planning to brief some industry analysts on the Eclipse 3.1 launch. We do this to make sure they understand the new news about Eclipse, so they can communicate it to their customers. Their customers tend to be decision makers in the large companies and ISVs. The hope is that they will help educate these decision makers on open source and Eclipse. Thus making it easier for developers to introduce Eclipse into large companies.

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Eclipse Screencasts

As part of the June launch, I would like to make available a series of screencasts featuring the new Eclipse features. The idea is to provide 2-4 minute demos of different Eclipse features. I’ve suggested to each of the projects that this might be a useful way to communicate their new features. However, I also think it would be interesting for some users to provide screencasts of their favorite feature. If we get a lot, we might have to have a edit and review process before we post them on eclipse.org.

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Phoenix Starting Point

So we are preparing for our Phoenix project Creation Review next week. There has certainly been a lot of interest in this project and in improving the eclipse.org website. If you don’t mind a little strong language, you can check out these comments from one frustrated user. His comments are strongly worded, but certainly poke at some well known deficiencies.

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