Platform Text is part of the Platform UI project and provides the basic building blocks for text and text editors within Eclipse and contributes the Eclipse default text editor. It consists of five parts:
Editors built with this toolkit are for example the JDT Editor or the CDT Editor. Take a look at the JDT screen casts to see some features like the J2SE 5.0 editor support in action.
The Development Resources show how to use Platform Text components.
If you are interested in participating in the development of the Platform Text component, check out the developer's mailing list: firstname.lastname@example.org. Chat with people there about your problems and interests, and find out what you can do to help.
For more detailed information, check out the Development Resources.
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