Take Your Code to the Next Level with Eclipse Photon

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 17:48 by Thabang Mashologu

The Eclipse Photon release is here and available for download!

Join over 4 million active users of the Eclipse IDE and take your coding to the next level with Eclipse Photon.

The thirteenth annual simultaneous release of Eclipse projects is a huge accomplishment made possible by the tireless efforts of many committers, projects and Foundation staff. There are 85 projects in the Eclipse Photon simultaneous release, consisting of over 73 million lines of code, with contributions by 620 developers, 246 of whom are Eclipse committers. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who contributed to this milestone achievement!


Here are some of the highlights of the Eclipse IDE, Photon Edition:

  • Full Eclipse IDE user experience for building, debugging, running and packaging Rust applications.

  • Expanded C# editing and debug capabilities, including syntax coloring, autocomplete suggestions, code diagnostics, and code navigation tools.

  • Support for building Java™ 10 and Java EE™ 8 based applications out of the box.

  • Dark theme improvements in text colors, background color, popup dialogs, mark occurrences, and more.


To learn more about the release train, key features and projects, explore the Eclipse IDE, Photon Edition New and Noteworthy summary.


To promote this year’s release train, we thought we would put the community back in the platform by enlisting some committers and project leads to share their personal highlights. So look out for familiar faces from the community discussing their favourite innovations, including:


We also produced 9 expert-led webinars on projects within the simultaneous release. To watch the series on-demand, please visit https://www.meetup.com/Virtual-Eclipse-Community-MeetUp/events/.


The Eclipse Photon release is available for download today. More information and downloads are available at http://www.eclipse.org/photon.

Happy coding!