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    Phoenix Starting Point

    Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 11:54 by Mike Milinkovich
    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...
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    Council Meetings

    Friday, May 20, 2005 - 00:12 by Mike Milinkovich
    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...
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    Eclipse independence

    Friday, May 13, 2005 - 03:40 by Mike Milinkovich
    NetBeans just shipped their 4.1 release. Congratulations guys. By all reports it is a much better Java IDE than its predecessor releases. But this statement included in InfoWorld’s coverage of their release certainly has me stumped: The Sun executives also expressed doubts about whether the Eclipse Foundation actually is independent...
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    Dumping. Not.

    Friday, May 13, 2005 - 03:12 by Mike Milinkovich
    I read this morning an interesting blog entry by Bob Foster entitled Eclipse is not Apache. I certainly agree with Bob’s conclusions, which I summarize as: (a) it would be exceedingly hard to use Eclipse as a dumping ground for code (you can also see my post on TheServerSide on...
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    European Tour

    Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 19:44 by Mike Milinkovich
    So I have been on the road again this week. First stop was Germany where I was speaking at the JAX conference. The buzz and energy around Eclipse is huge in Germany. Based on a show of hands, at least 90% of the crowd at JAX are using Eclipse for...
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    EclipseCon Metrics

    Friday, May 6, 2005 - 10:25 by Mike Milinkovich
    Joe Winchester sent me an email asking whatever happened to the last slide presented at EclipseCon this year. You know, the one that talked about the various consumption patterns of the attendees. Well, here it is. You really have to wonder if there is a correlation between the 792 gallons...
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    Project Phoenix

    Monday, May 2, 2005 - 14:31 by Mike Milinkovich
    One of the many hats that I wear is project lead for the Phoenix project at Eclipse. This is the project that we have proposed to rebuild the eclipse.org website. The project is being set up using the same open source rules of engagement that other projects use at Eclipse...
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    A Great Week

    Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 21:58 by Mike Milinkovich
    Well, I am just about to pack it in and head to Tokyo’s Narita Airport for the flight home to Ottawa. The place is going to be a madhouse, as today is the start of Golden Week and is the largest travel day each year in Japan. Not very good...
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    Greetings from Japan

    Sunday, April 24, 2005 - 07:19 by Mike Milinkovich
    This week I am in Tokyo speaking at a number of events and meeting with a number of member companies. This is my first time in Japan so I’m pretty excited about the trip, even though the jetlag already has me reeling. The first event I am speaking at is...
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    What is "Eclipse" anyways?

    Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 22:37 by Mike Milinkovich
    One of the interesting things about Eclipse is trying to define exactly what the label means. There is no doubt that it is an overloaded term. Eclipse is a plug-in based platform for building and integrating tools. And now with RCP, a platform for building and integrating applications. Eclipse is...