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internetnews.com: Eclipse Revises Tools Platform for Developers

Apr 08, 2003, 18:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clint Boulton)

"Open source developer group Eclipse this week said it has enhanced its Java-based software tools integration platform.

"The group, spearheaded by IBM, said R2.1 features improved usability and performance. It also includes workbench navigation enhancements, user-configurable key bindings and new Ant support. The Java development tools also boast editor and debugger improvements and re-factorings.

"In another first, R2.1 also now supports Apple's Macintosh operating system, MacOS, along with the AIX, HP/UX, QNX, Linux, Windows and Solaris platforms. With Microsoft's highly-anticipated new operating system and development platform slated to go live later this month, Eclipse wants to expand its sphere of influence by improving its platform to woo developers away from the Microsoft Visual Studio environment..."

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