Friday, July 02, 2004

JAVAONE: Sun participation in Eclipse still possible

JAVAONE: Sun participation in Eclipse still possible
July 1, 2004�The on-again, off-again issue of Sun Microsystems participating in the Eclipse open source tools initiative may soon be on again.

Sun's Jeff Jackson, vice president of Java developer tools at the company, said during the 2004 JavaOne conference on Wednesday that he will be meeting next week with the new executive director of Eclipse, Mike Milkinkovich, to discuss issues related to Eclipse and Sun's own open source tools platform, NetBeans.

Asked if the Sun-joining-Eclipse issue was dead, Jackson said, 'No, I don't think it's dead. I think we're open to all kinds of discussions.' Sun still might join Eclipse and merge NetBeans with Eclipse, he said.

'There's always room for discussion,' Jackson said during a session entitled, 'Roundtable: Great Java Minds.'

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