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What Keeps Eclipse Foundation Rolling Along?

Over the seven years of the Eclipse Foundation's regular release cycle, PHP has become an increasingly central focus of the projects, demonstrated most recently with the release of PHP Developer Tools 2.2. Through it all, the multi-vendor organization has maintained a steady cadence of releases.

So what keeps the Eclipse Foundation rolling along, and how does the development effort measure success? DevX.com takes a look.


Many enterprise development teams often struggle with releasing software projects on time. That doesn't seem to be the case with the multi-vendor open source Eclipse Foundation, which for the last seven years has consistently shipped releases from multiple projects on time.

This week, Eclipse Helios shipped with 39 projects in what is known as the Eclipse release train. How does Eclipse manage to organize so many projects and year-after-year hit their release targets? What's the secret?

Read the full story at DevX.com:
Why the Eclipse Way Works So Well