Friday, May 11, 2007

Eclipse VE has become dormant

Seems Eclipse Visual Editor (VE) has hit hard times, see David Orme's blog, this is a very sad place for Eclipse to be with no FOSS alternative to Netbeans Matisee; I don't think the importance of a high quality FOSS GUI builder for SWT and JFACE should be underestimated. There is still the excellent commercial tool from Instantians, maybe IBM could acquire them and roll their tooling into Eclipse - this would help create a world class GUI platform for Eclipse.