Friday, October 27, 2006

Eclipse turns 5 talk

As we are approaching the 5th birthday of Eclipse I am preparing a talk that I will hold at the IBM Germany lab on the 14th of November.

I am planing to give a brief overview of the steps Eclipse has taken in those 5 years and then talk about where we are now, giving a rough tour through Callisto. Is anyone giving similar presentations and interested to share slides and ideas ?

I have just downloaded and installed Eclipse 1 which I havent touched for the last 3 years or so. Its amazing how used you can get to those nice features provided in Eclipse 2 and 3. I was typing sysout and pressing ctrl+space and nothing happend :)

I took 2 screenshots to compare Eclipse 1 and Callisto. I will probably use them in one of my slides. Its quite cool to look back and see what Eclipse 1 was like, and its still working fine and easy to use.

Eclipse 1


Thursday, October 12, 2006

Eclipse Summit Day 2

Eclipse Summit finished with a great applause for the whole crew today. It was a really good success from my point of view and I believe many others feel the same. There where 3 tracks of talks and 4 symposia going on through the 2 days.

The overall message that came across was that Eclipse really is run by its Community. And there was lots of community stuff going on. I think one of the real benefits of those conferences is not only the presentations but rather the getting together during lunch, breakfast and dinner and talking to each other.

Here are some pix from day 2

The modeling guys presenting their new logo

The closing plenary (wrap up of the symposia)

The Eclipse Bistro

Wayne sells RCP :-)

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Eclipse Summit Day 1

The first day of the Eclipse Summit Europe is already over. It has been a very great event. The Neckar Forum is a nice location with lots of good food :)

I tried to visit at least one talk of each of the tracks. I spent most of my time in the foundation track though. I think the Summit is success already after day1. People seem to have enjoyed it and the atmosphere was great. Looking forward to some interesting talks tomorrow. For example the talks on Modelling in Eclipse and Waynes talk on RCP.

Here are a few pix from day1.

TPTP Session


The Buffet

The Foyer


Eclipse Summit Europe

I have just arrived at Eclipse Summit a few minutes ago. Mike will start with a keynote in a few minutes and then I will be switching back and forth between the Callisto and the Foundation Track. I have seen some familar faces from the Planeteclipse and hope to get in touch later. Will try and post some pictures here during the conference.