And the race begins!

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 14:01 by Mike Milinkovich

Well, Luis beat me to the punch, but Eclipse 3.1 is released and ready to go! We’ve doubled the bandwidth at, so hopefully the Million Download Challange will make me pay up big time to my favourite charity.

I would really like to thank the platform team for all of the hard work that went into making this release possible. The teams led by John Wiegand, Erich Gamma and Kevin Haaland truly are awesome. When you think of the scale of what they ship, the distributed nature of the team, and the fact that they’ve now hit their dates for four releases in a row it is just absolutely amazing.

Thanks to every committer and contributor who have helped make 3.1 a success!

On a JavaOne note, Bjorn and my talk at JavaOne was a lot of fun. I think this post by Donald Smith of Oracle shows that the interest in Eclipse at JavaOne remains huge.