"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..."