Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Progress Takes Eclipse Track

Source: eWeek


Progress has announced its membership in the Eclipse Foundation and intends to base some of its tools on the Eclipse platform.

Progress Software Corp., of Bedford, Mass., said it will base its tools on Eclipse—an open-source community committed to the implementation of a universal platform for the creation, integration and utilization of software tools.

At the same time, Progress announced that it will base its Progress OpenEdge 10.1 tool set on the Eclipse-based visual development tools.

Gordon Van Huizen, chief technology officer at Progress, said the move to Eclipse reflects Progress' commitment to tool independence and complements the company's user interface and platform independence strategies.

"The Eclipse framework provides a rich, extensible and interoperable foundation for our new generation of visual tools," Van Huizen said.

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