August 1, 2011

Foundation Updates in This Issue

EclipseCon Europe News

EclipseCon Europe 2011 In collaboration with Oracle, the Java 7 Summit will be co-located with EclipseCon Europe 2011. The Java 7 Summit offers Java developers and architects an opportunity to gain in-depth technical education on the new innovations introduced into the recent Java 7 release.
Submissions for ECE close on August 17, and the program will be announced in early September. Registration opens this month, with early registration prices in effect until September 30.
Members have a unique opportunity to be an integral part of the conference with a special member rate. Sponsorships are selling fast (especially at the Premium level), so don't delay!

Indigo Release Train

Indigo Indigo, the annual release train of Eclipse projects, is available now for download. We made our Indigo 500 goal, and we enourage you to help us exceed our goal and sign up as a Friend of Eclipse!

Proposed Changes to Eclipse Bylaws

At the March and June membership meetings, upcoming changes to the Bylaws were presented and discussed. On June 14, the Board approved the following changes to the Eclipse Foundation Bylaws. Voting in now in process and will end on August 11, 2011. See this page for more information.
  • Replace the annual Roadmap with an annual community report
  • Eliminate the Membership Committee. Make the IP Advisory Committee a Standing Committee
  • Delete the Requirements Council
  • Put the Architecture Council in charge of future revisions of the Eclipse Development Process
  • Delete the requirement for there to be a ratio of Strategic Consumers to Strategic Developers
  • Remove the requirement that the AGM be in Q1
  • Allow for flexibility in covering expenses
  • Sustaining Member board reps need to be a Sustaining Member
  • One committer one vote; the total number of candidates from the same organization may not exceed one-half of the total number of seats available for that year's annual at-large election

Recent Project Proposals

Java EE Module Configuration Editors
The Java EE Module Configuration Editors project will provide form-based editors that bring together information from XML configuration files and Java annotations.
Requirements Modeling Framework
The goal of RMF is to provide the technical basis for open source projects that implement tools for requirements management.
The Aether project provides a general-purpose artifact resolution mechanism that can be embedded in any Java program.
The Sisu project provides a complete dependency injection framework with specific capabilities for bridging to OSGi.

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Webinar: Java 7 Support in Eclipse Java Development Tools
August 2, 2011
11:00 Etc/GMT-5 (15:00 UTC)

Eclipse Testing Day
September 7, 2011
Neuss, Germany

Eclipse Day Italy
September 22-23, 2011
Milan, Italy

Nuxeo World
October 20-21, 2011
Paris, France

EclipseCon Europe
November 2-4, 2011
Ludwigsburg, Germany

Eclipse Day Paris
November 8, 2011
Paris, France

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