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Google Giving Java GUI Tools to Eclipse

Google is looking to help the Eclipse Foundation build out its Java portfolio, donating the source code for its WindowBuilder Java GUI designer and the CodePro Profiler technologies.

All told, Google estimates that the code is worth more than $5 million, but sees the Eclipse Foundation as a natural home for the projects due to the plugins it has already developed. Google's Java GUI and Profiler Tools are expected to be included in Eclipse's 2011 release train. Developer.com has the story.


Google is donating the source code for two new open source projects at the Eclipse Foundation. The WindowBuilder Java GUI designer and the CodePro Profiler technologies were both acquired by Google from developer tools vendor Instantiations in August of this year.

The new projects will join the annual Eclipse release train in 2011, which is a coordinated release of over 30 Eclipse projects. With the WindowBuilder and CodeProfiler code donations, Google is aiming to help the Eclipse Foundation with technologies that will help to enable a more comprehensive set of Java tool solutions.

Read the full story at Developer.com:
Google Donates Java GUI and Profiler Tools to Eclipse Foundation