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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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Key messages for June press releases

I am starting to write the press releases and analyst briefing materials for our June launch. We have decided to focus on two press releases:

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e-Week Articles on Sun and Eclipse

Daryl Taft from e-Week has just published an article ‘Eclipse Casts Shadow on Sun‘. Although the title is a bit sensational, it is a good review of the Eclipse vs NetBeans discussion. He has also written a follow-up article on Lee Nackman’s explanation of the Eclipse name that he presented at EclipseCon.

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Council Meetings

So this week in Mike’s excellent travel adventures, I am in Portland, Oregon for the gathering of the Eclipse Councils. We’ve just wrapped up three days of meetings of the Requirements, Architecture and Planning Councils.

I am not sure how widely recognized Eclipse is for the ground-breaking work it is doing in creating a commercially-friendly, predictable open source community. Some of the things we are working towards are truly unique.

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IBM Blogging and Breathing Guidelines

This week IBM announced a new set ofblogging guidelines that encouraged IBM employees to create public blogs. I also came across this great parody of these guidelines, called Breathing@IBM. It is a good laugh.
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Marketing to Bloggers

When we do our launch in June, I want to make sure we get the message out via different blogs and developer forums. I’ve been contemplating what is the best method to convince people to write about Eclipse in their blogs. Microsoft has taken an interesting approach of actually recruiting 20 ‘influential bloggers’ to talk about Longhorn. I’ve been wondering if this approach would work for Eclipse?

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Eclipse Tops in SD Times 100

SD Times just released their annual SD Times 100 annual survey of the most influential companies and organziations in the industry. The Eclipse Foundation come out on top in the Tools and Environments category and listed as one of the key influencers. More importantly a good portion of the 72 companies mentioned, at least 26 by my count, are members of the Eclipse Foundation.

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