Archive For March, 2008

8 articles

Processing Paradigm: it’s all about capacity

By Mike Deliman When I was a kid anything that was a computer, or had one in it, was pretty obvious. Computers weren't "just everywhere".  Now we've got multiple CPU chips on a board, multiple CPU cores on a chip, different kinds of cores on a single chip, multiple computer boards in a single chassis, ... it goes on.   …

EclipseCon 08, we barely knew ye!

By Doug Gaff It's a surreal experience to spend 8 months planning a conference only to have it over in the blink of an eye. Now I know how the Foundation Staff feels every year! First, let me highlight a few of my favorite presentations: Diversity, Eclipse 4.0, RTSC, C++ GUI Builder (NAB), and p2. The Eclipse 4.0 presentation gave…

EclipseCon Goodness

By Doug Gaff It's great to start each day of a morning-to-night conference with a community run. Props to Darin for organizing the event. I may be slow, but at least I'm out there. Monday brought my first Eclipse Board Meeting. Many thanks to the committer community for electing me to the Board! It's going to be a great learning…

Target Communication Framework (TCF)

By Martin Oberhuber A year ago at EclipseCon, I've been asked a lot whether there wasn't a lightweight Open Source agent for resource-constrained communications with remote systems planned or available. And now it's here - and much more! The Target Communication Framework (TCF) is not only an extendable agent, it's a whole protocol framework that has the potential to make…

Running an Eclipse Project

By Doug Gaff Well, the debate around e4 has showcased that we continue to be a vibrant and lively community. And I really want one of those "Evil Eclipse Platform Lairs" that Chris Recoskie talked about! The closest thing I could find online is a "Web Lair" from a band called ECLIPSE. Check out those mp3's and lyrics! I had…

Just one more word about E4

By Martin Oberhuber There's been some hot discussions around the recent announcement of "E4", a new component as part of the Eclipse Platform Project to host code and infrastructure for prototyping ideas towards planning Eclipse 4.0. I've been both excited and surprised - like others - about this announcement. Excited because some great people finally get together doing some real…

Eclipse 4.0: Will it be diverse and transparent?

By Doug Gaff I started a small war today on the Planning Council mailing list after reading the Eclipse Project PMC announcement of a new component, called E4, as part of the Eclipse Project Incubator. Excerpt: Component Description: During the Eclipse Project 3.4 release cycle, one of the important plan items was "Create the Eclipse 4.0 Plan". The intent of…

“Making Multicore Work” Seminars

By Paul Tingey February has been a particularly busy month. So busy, in fact, that I was not able to make time to be at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Instead I have spent most of the month completing a tour of seven European cities presenting at a joint Wind River/Freescale/Virtutech seminar series. The theme of the seminar was…