Project Proposal for Embedded Devices submitted
by IBM, Motorola and Nokia
August 30, 2004 - The Eclipse Foundation announced that IBM, Motorola
and Nokia have proposed a new Eclipse Technology project, called the Embedded
Rich Client Platform (eRCP). The proposed eRCP project will create several
subgroups to investigate the suitability of using various components of
the Eclipse RCP in a variety of embedded devices, such as mobile phones
The Eclipse RCP is the core component of the Eclipse platform that provides
1) a generic workbench, 2) user interface components to build rich client
user interfaces, 3) a pluggable component model for easy integration of
new features and functionality, and 4) an update manager for centralized
management of deployed applications.
The current Eclipse RCP has been primarily focused on desktop computers.
The eRCP project will create several subgroups to investigate the refinements
required to target the Eclipse RCP for resource constrained embedded devices.
Nokia and Motorola will be leading the subgroup investigating the user
interface components (eSWT) specifically for use in Java enabled mobile
The eRCP proposal will be available on the Eclipse Foundation website
for public review and comment over the next 30 days. To review the proposal
and provide feedback please visit the eRCP proposal home page on www.eclipse.org/proposals/eclipse-ercp/index.html.