koi project
Press release

New Eclipse Project Addresses Collaborative Development
Infrastructure Requirements

  • Infrastructure is basis for extending platform to support developer collaboration
  • Instantiations, Inc. donates source code to launch project

December 19, 2002 - Eclipse has launched a new open-source project focused on creating an infrastructure for developer collaboration tools. Instantiations, a supporting member of Eclipse, is organizing the project and has contributed a substantial body of source code to the effort. The Koi Project will make it possible to create new categories of developer collaboration tools with the Eclipse Platform and other tools. The Eclipse Platform and information on the Koi Project, including documentation and project source code, are available via download from http://www.eclipse.org.

"At Instantiations, we understand the needs of enterprise development teams who create business critical software systems," said Allen Wirfs-Brock, Chief Technology Officer, Instantiations, Inc. "We initiated the Koi Project because we are dedicated to enhancing the overall development infrastructure of the Eclipse Platform as applications and developer requirements increasingly become more sophisticated."

The Eclipse Platform provides an excellent base for hosting innovative development tools. Current collaborative development in Eclipse is limited to course-grained file revision via access to external source code control systems. The goal of the Koi Project is to develop standard facilities that support dynamic, fine-grained collaborative activities between development team members.

"Adding the infrastructure for collaborative development, via the Koi Project, is a major extension to the Eclipse Platform," said Skip McGaughey, chairperson of the Eclipse Board of Stewards. "Instantiations has taken a leadership role in this project and we're excited about working within the Eclipse community to implement the collaborative development infrastructure."

Eclipse plug-in tools serve a large community of developers working on projects worldwide. Koi now joins the XSD, AspectJ and Stellation projects that are active within the Eclipse Technology PMC. Many independent tool providers are developing additional support for other technologies for use within the Eclipse development environment.

The Eclipse Platform and information on the Eclipse Koi Project, including documentation and source code are available via download from http://www.eclipse.org.

About Eclipse

Eclipse is establishing an ecosystem for open-source development technology based on an open universal platform for tools integration. The open-source Eclipse community creates royalty-free technology as a platform for tools integration. Eclipse based tools give developers freedom of choice in a multi-language, multi-platform, multi-vendor supported environment. Eclipse delivers a plug-in based framework that makes it easier to create, integrate and use software tools, saving time and money. By collaborating and sharing core integration technology, tool producers can concentrate on their areas of expertise and the creation of new development technology. The Eclipse Platform is written in the Java™ language, and comes with extensive plug-in construction toolkits and examples. It has already been deployed on a range of development workstations including Linux®, QNX® and Windows® based systems. Full details of the Eclipse community and white papers documenting the design of the Eclipse Platform are available at http://www.eclipse.org.

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