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Re: [eclipse-dev] Eclipse Project 4.0 Release

Am 29.04.2010 22:43, schrieb John Arthorne:

> To Brian, it may be a subtle distinction but we are not talking about 
> "Eclipse 4.0". Eclipse is made up of 50+ projects, of which the platform 
> is only one. So, "Eclipse 4.0" makes as much sense as "Apache 4.0", and 
> calling it that will surely disappoint the 80%+ of end users who download 
> something other than the "Eclipse Classic" download that our single 
> project produces. I realize the distinction between "Eclipse Project" and 
> "Eclipse Foundation" is lost on most of the user community but I'm not 
> sure what we can do about that.

Not call it "Eclipse". Call it "e4". This "Eclipse Platform", "Eclipse
Project", stuff is just too foggy to sell. Give the platform a distinct
name so people know that it isn't "Eclipse Platform + JDT".

When someone says "Apache 4.0" to me, I immediately think "web server".
I don't think of Apache as a company, a development team or an
institution with a lot of projects. I'm using Maven, not Apache Maven. I
use Tomcat, not Apache Tomcat. And I use Eclipse. Now you figure out
what that means.


Aaron "Optimizer" Digulla a.k.a. Philmann Dark
"It's not the universe that's limited, it's our imagination.
Follow me and I'll show you something beyond the limits."

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