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Linux Journal: Eclipse Goes Native

Jun 11, 2004, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Haley, Tom Tromey)

"Eclipse is an open-source, extensible integrated development environment (IDE) that's growing quickly in popularity. Written in Java, it provides a multilanguage development environment that allows developers to code in Java, C and C++. In response to the need for improved performance and additional platform coverage for the Red Hat Developer Suite, of which Eclipse is the core, we created a version of Eclipse that's compiled natively. Instead of running on top of a virtual machine the way Java programs usually do—although that can still be done if the user prefers—Red Hat's version of Eclipse is compiled to binary and runs natively using the libgcj runtime libraries, similar to the way a C program runs using the GNU C libraries..."

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