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06/25/2006: 1.0 Final is released

1.0.2 is out. It is the final 1.0 release, as far as we have fixed all the known bugs in our code. There are remaining bugs, but they are "upstream" bugs - bugs that we wouldn't be able to fix without commiting code to other projects. There are no new plugins, and only a very small number of upgraded plugins (eZingBuilder, RadRails and Subclipse) or modified (JBoss IDE with AOP and EJB3, Eclipse Database tools, Eclipse J2EE Tools, Eclipse Web tools editors).

06/02/2006: One page plugin/distro chart

To clarify the composition of the distros, we have added a chart showing which distro contains which plugin, in one page.

05/23/2006: 1.0.1 is out

We have a new release. This is mostly maintainance, it is still a beta, but it is more stable. The major changes are:

Please see each distro for a more complete changelog.

05/14/2006: nexB has joined the Eclipse foundation

To be "good citizen", we have paid our dues and joined the Eclipse Foundation. We actually joined last month, just after EclipseCon, when we released 1.0.0 beta, but for some reason it hasn't been updated on the Add-in Providers page.

04/13/2006: EasyEclipse 1.0 Beta is available

Finally! It contains 5 distros (beginner, server, desktop, j2me, and lamp) and 60+ plugins. Ready to download! A few caveats, however:

Enjoy !

03/20/2006: EasyEclipse 1.0.0 in Beta... for your eyes only

Close but no cigar... EclipseCon is starting today, and the release isn't ready yet; but it's close. We haven't opened the site yet for public access. If you are reading this news, you probably got it from a link that's not official :-)

The big news is what you see right now: a complete website for the support of EasyEclipse. Not only one page for each plugin, but a good list of pointers, description, etc. for each distribution *and* plugins.

However, we haven't released the actual files. So, the "download" buttons will not be working...

01/05/2006: Release plan for EasyEclipse

We have finalized our plan to get to an EasyEclipse 1.0 release, and we are working already. We have set the following goals:

We're aiming at a release for EclipseCon... we'll see if we make it ! Stay posted.

11/05/2005: New Website - "Shopping cart ?"

As we are adding plugins to the 0.8.1 release, we're starting to look at a new way to present the website.

An interesting idea, is to make it a shopping site, where people can buy plugins. But it would be about downloading instead of buying, and, since it's free, the payment unit would be the MegaByte and not the dollar.

Fun idea.. but we'll see if we have time to do it. Ideas are welcome.

10/31/2005: EasyEclipse for J2ME development

As part of a tutorial (PDF) that we wrote for the Sync4J project, we added a specialized release of EasyEclipse for mobile development. Basically it's EasyEclipse, with EclipseME added to it, and Quantum for database management. It would be nice to have some part of the WTP also (in particular, the great little TCP monitor), but it's not easy to separate... Anyhow, EasyEclipse for J2ME is available directly from the Funambol website.

08/08/2005: Two more plugins shipped today

Two more ! We're happy to add two more plugins to the distribution:

07/06/2005: One more plugin today: FatJar

We're adding plugins as they come... today's addition:

FatJar Jar exporter 0.0.18 for EasyEclipse 0.8.0.

Fat Jar is a tool to export, open, manipulate Jar files from within Eclipse. How often have you wanted to open a Jar file in Eclipse, only to see it open as a gribberish binary file ? This plugin solves this problem.

06/23/2005: Patch release: EasyEclipse 0.8.1

Please use the 0.8.1 instead of 0.8.0. It uses a new release of Sun's JDK, fixing a security issue.

06/13/2005: EasyEclipse 0.8.0 released

Finally, the first release of EasyEclipse is out. It has the following features:

01/28/2005: EasyEclipse project setup

Ok, we're started... we've bought the domain, we're setting up the project on SourceForge...

01/15/2005: Eclipse Download Hell no.1 on Google

We've decided to do something.

I was looking for.... some download for Eclipse, so I typed "eclipse download" on Google, and what I got as first document (I was feeling lucky, maybe !) is a document titled Eclipse Download Hell where Simon Willison describes in detail how difficult it can be to select, download, and install Eclipse components.

There has to be a better way.

It has to be easy.

Mmmm... It there was something called easyEclipse where it would be easy to download eclipse ?

Let's give it a try...