The Eclipse Project PMC is pleased
to announce that the following former committers have been appointed as
Eclipse Committers Emeritus. All were Eclipse committers from the project's
inception in 2001, and had deep and lasting impact on the design and evolution
of the Platform, Java development tools (PDE), and Plug-in Development
Environment (PDE). Many details of their contribution are omitted for the
sake of brevity, but below is a brief summary of their work on Eclipse
(in alphabetical order):
Martin Aeschlimann - Martin has
contributed to many areas of JDT and the Platform, including quick fix,
code generation wizards, the type hierarchy view, and javadoc support.
He is past lead for JDT UI and Platform Search.
Dirk Baeumer - Dirk contributed to the development of JFace, the generic
workbench, and many areas of JDT UI. He was one of the principle developers
of JDT's refactoring infrastructure, and is a past lead for the JDT UI
Jim Des Rivieres - Jim was a key architect and Eclipse Platform API guru
for many years. He is largely responsible for the high quality of the Eclipse
Platform's initial APIs, and for infecting the rest of the team with a
focus on API quality. He developed initial Smalltalk prototypes of what
eventually became the workspace model and incremental Java builder as far
back as 1997.
Erich Gamma - Erich was the original lead of the JDT project, and a member
of the initial Eclipse Project and Tools Project PMCs. He oversaw development
of the JDT UI, and also contributed to early development of JFace.
Dejan Glozic - Dejan has contributed in many areas, including leading initial
development of the Eclipse update support, the help system, and the Plug-in
Development Environment. He is a past lead of PDE, Platform User Assistance
(Help), and Platform Update.
Kevin Haaland - Kevin is a former Eclipse Platform lead and PMC member.
He was the original lead of the SWT component, and also led the development
of Platform UI for many years.
Jean-Michel Lemieux - Jean-Michel led development of Eclipse's CVS support
and generic team API for many years. He is past lead of the Platform CVS
and Team components.
Kai-Uwe Maetzel - Kai-Uwe was one of the principle developers of Eclipse's
text editing infrastructure, including the Java editor. He is past lead
of the Platform Text component and sat on the Eclipse Board of Directors
for several years.
Kevin McGuire - Kevin was the Eclipse Platform's UI guru for many years.
His careful attention to detail has greatly improved the user experience
in the Eclipse SDK. He frequently blogged and spoke at conferences on user
experience and the future of Eclipse UIs. Kevin was also the original lead
of the Platform Team and CVS components.
Darin Swanson - Darin was a key contributor to the Platform's original
debug support, and built the platform's Ant and external tool support.
Darin is past component lead of Platform Ant, and past member of the Eclipse
Board of Directors.
Michael Valenta - Michael contributed to the Platform's Team and CVS integration
for many years. He is past lead of Platform Team, CVS, and Compare components.
Andre Weinand - Andre has contributed in many areas of Eclipse, including
JFace, building the original Compare infrastructure, and working on JDT
UI. He also almost single-handedly produced the initial port of Eclipse
on Mac OS X, and has been a tireless champion of Eclipse on Mac for many
John Wiegand - John was a key
architect of the original Eclipse platform, and past PMC lead of the Eclipse
project. He is past project lead for both Eclipse Platform and PDE. His
deep design wisdom and project planning touched all corners of the Eclipse
project for many years. John also led initial development of what became
the Eclipse Java compiler, and is a past member of the Eclipse Board of
For a complete list of Committers Emeritus, please see: