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EclipseCon Day One Roundup

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Day One was a busy announcement day at EclipseCon. Most of the buzz surrounded the Equinox announcement, and the Eclipse Community Award Winners.


As you can read in my interview with Jeff McAffer and Ian Skerrett, Equinox becoming a top level project is a big thing. Ian explains more on why it is an important announcement, while Gorkem Ercan describes what he expects to come from this project.
You can read the full press release over at along with a number of other articles written about the announcement.

Don't forget to visit the Equinox portal for more information on what Equinox is, and how to get started.

Community Awards

The Community Award Winners were announced and it was great to see the wide range of the Eclipse community. Chris won the award for Top Committer, which he truly deserves.


There were a few blogs about various tutorials that happened on day one. BIRT Virgil Dodson was at the BIRT talks, while Wayne Beaton wrote about JFace Data Binding and Building Secure OSGi Applications.

Other Announcements 

A major piece of news was that the EclipseLink project has been chosen as the reference implementation for the Java Persistance API. 

Spring have started to leverage the power of Eclipse even more, by providing a tool suite to assist users of the Spring portfolio based on the Mylyn project.