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Eclipse Ships Largest-Ever Release of Leading Open Source Software Development Platform

Eclipse Ships Largest-Ever Release of Leading Open Source Software Development Platform

OTTAWA, June 29 /PRNewswire/ --

- Europa Release Consists of 21 Projects

The Eclipse Foundation today announced the availability of its annual coordinated project release, this year code named Europa. Europa features 21 Eclipse projects for software developers and is more than double the size of last year's record-setting release.

The release consists of more than 17 million lines of code and the contributions of over 310 open source developers located in 19 different countries. The 2006 release, code named Callisto, involved 10 project teams, 7 million lines of code, and 260 open-source developers in 12 countries. This is the fourth year in a row the Eclipse community has shipped a major release on schedule.

Innovations in the Europa release include new runtime technology for creating server applications, developer tools for service-oriented architecture (SOA), tools for improving team collaboration and support for users of the popular Ruby programming language.

"Eclipse is a very successful open development platform for the software industry', said Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation. "The Eclipse Europa release is an important milestone for fulfilling our community's strategy of providing a common development platform for embedded, rich client, rich internet and server applications. The tremendous advantage Eclipse provides is that it spans these different types of applications with a common component model, frameworks and tools."

The Europa release will be available from eclipse.org on June 29, 2007. New download options have been created to provide complete download packages for users requiring a Java IDE, JEE IDE, C/C++ IDE and an SDK for RCP and Plugin developer.

The detailed press release with backgrounds to the Europa Release is to be found on the website www.eclipse.org/org/press-release/.

About Eclipse

Eclipse is an open source community, whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle. A large, vibrant ecosystem of major technology vendors, innovative start-ups, universities and research institutions and individuals extend, complement and support the Eclipse Platform.

The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects. Full details of Eclipse and the Eclipse Foundation are available at www.eclipse.org.

All company/product names and service marks may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Pressekontakt: Alin Frädrich saalto Agentur und Redaktion GmbH Tel. +49-(0)721-160-88-78 eMail: alin@saalto.de www.saalto.de Weitere Informationen: Ralph Müller Director, Eclipse Ecosystems - Europe Eclipse Foundation Inc. eMail: ralph.mueller@eclipse.org www.eclipse.org

Eclipse Foundation

Pressekontakt: Alin Frädrich, saalto Agentur und Redaktion GmbH, Tel. +49-(0)721-160-88-78, eMail: alin@saalto.de, www.saalto.de; Weitere Informationen: Ralph Müller, Director, Eclipse Ecosystems Europe, Eclipse Foundation Inc, eMail: ralph.mueller@eclipse.org

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