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We’re redesigning eclipse.org – provide your feedback

Wednesday, August 30, 2023 - 08:55 by Shanda Giacomoni

The Eclipse Foundation is home to a broad and diverse range of communities, spanning from Jakarta EE to Software Defined Vehicle, the Eclipse IDE to IoT & Edge, and more. These communities have grown and evolved over time and so have our needs to serve and communicate with them. This growth is what motivated us to revisit the functionality and design of eclipse.org, the home for the Eclipse Foundation and its many communities.

The goal of this redesign was not just to modernize the look of our site, but to improve its navigability. We were especially focused on making it possible for new developers and open source users to find and understand our many projects and industry collaborations. 

New Feature: Topic Pages

One feature we’re excited about is our new “topic pages.” These pages allow newcomers to discover projects, collaborations and resources by topic area. This is especially important to newcomers who are unfamiliar with our projects and collaborations, and are looking to understand what the Eclipse Foundation offers in different technology areas. We have started with Developer Tools & IDEsCloud NativeEdge & IoT, and Automotive & Mobility (login with username: testuser & password: plaintext) but hope to expand this approach into new technologies as the Foundation and our community continue to grow. 

Testing and Providing Feedback

Any and all members of the community are encouraged to review the redesign and provide feedback. Please see the GitLab issue for more information and testing instructions. 

What’s Next

We appreciate the community’s feedback and will review all comments. We will then determine which can be implemented for the launch of the redesign. We expect to launch the redesigned eclipse.org by the end of the year, so keep an eye out for the announcement.