Eclipse Launches Kepler Release Train With Big Data, BI, Usability Support
The Eclipse Foundation has delivered Kepler, its latest annual release train of projects – this one with support for big data, enhanced BI and usability among other things.While Microsoft was lavishly announcing the release of a preview of the latest version of Visual Studio, its .NET-based integrated development environment (IDE), at its Build 2013 developer conference, true to form the Eclipse Foundation quietly announced the availability of the latest release of its annual release train, this one known as Kepler. Kepler, also known as Eclipse 4.3, features 71 open-source project teams involving 420 developers from 54 organizations and more than 58 million lines of code. The coordinated release demonstrates that open-source development processes are very effective for large-scale distributed development, Eclipse Foundation officials said. Each year, the Eclipse community of open-source projects coordinates a major release at the end of June. The coordinated release also allows users and adopters of Eclipse technology to update to new versions of Eclipse projects all at one time. Kepler is the eighth such release since the foundation began naming its annual release trains in 2006 with the Callisto release. "The Eclipse Kepler release completes the migration of Eclipse to our new 4.x platform," Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation, told eWEEK in an interview. "A lot of work has gone into improving the performance, stability and backward compatibility of the 4.3 release. I expect that developers will be pretty happy with the general 'snappiness' of Kepler."