Happy Birthday, Eclipse!

By Hans Juergen Rauscher

Five years ago, on February 2nd, 2004 the Eclipse Board of Stewards announced Eclipse’s reorganization into a not-for-profit corporation.

This was the start of a great success story for developers and
development tool / plug-in providers, no question. (For those of you
who are new to Eclipse: it provides, beside it’s famous Java support,
integrated development environments also for C/C++ and other languages,
plus recent enhancements to support mobile devices and thin/think
clients.)

At this time there were some gaps for us embedded developers, which were addressed by Wind River joining
the Eclipse Foundation about a year later and proposed, as a Strategic
Developer Member of Eclipse, the Device Software Development Platform (DSDP) project, focusing first on better target management and device debugging.

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