PDE Incubator

Mission Statement

The goal of the PDE Incubator is to do experimental, forward-looking work outside of the constraints of the regular release cycles. While not necessarily targeting the next Eclipse release, our work in the incubator is always focused on delivering new capabilities into the development stream. In particular, the PDE Incubator will focus on tools and technologies to assist with plug-in development, providing plug-in developers more cognitive support for the tasks they perform every day.

In PDE we do tooling, but our business is people!

Current Work Areas

Dependency Visualization
Views designed to assist with plug-in dependency analysis tasks.
Declarative Services Tooling
Tooling around the declarative services (DS) specification from OSGi
Product Customization Tooling
Tooling built around the Equinox Transformations component

Graduated Work

Plug-in Spy
A way for a plug-in developer to introspect Eclipse to aid plug-in development.
API Tooling
A collection of utilities that can be used in API maintenance and consistency checks.