Hello Planning Council,
At the risk of starting a fight, is anyone else bothered by the
fact that this initial committer list is composed almost exclusively of IBM
It seems that it’s time for the platform project to live up to
the diversity standard by which all other projects are judged. Perhaps Eclipse
4.0 is the time to make that change?
[mailto:eclipse.org-membership-at-large-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Anne
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 8:54 PM
Subject: [eclipse.org-membership-at-large] Eclipse Project Announcement
andProject Review Schedule
Please see below for information about a new component, and
for the list of upcoming Eclipse project reviews. Thanks.
The Eclipse Project PMC is announcing a new
component, called E4, as part of the Eclipse Project Incubator.
During the Eclipse Project 3.4 release cycle, one of the important plan items
was "Create the Eclipse 4.0 Plan". The intent of this work was to
identify the most pressing issues that would impact the ongoing success of
Eclipse, and come up with a plan to address them. The result was the
design of a new platform "e4", which will be the basis for Eclipse
The goal of the e4 component is to provide a public venue for the initial
explorations that were done, leading up to the e4 design. We expect to continue
to work in this area until we have reached consensus on how the full e4 effort
will be structured.
Frank Appel, fappel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Frank is Software Developer at Innoopract Informationssysteme GmbH and works
currently on the Rich Ajax Platform (RAP) Project as technical lead. He has
been development lead of Innoopract's W4Toolkit (which has been the base of the
code donation for the RAP Project) and W4T Eclipse - a visual web application
development tool for W4Toolkit. He started developing Eclipse plugins in 2002
and has expert knowledge in architecture of Eclipse-based systems, Eclipse
Platform API™s and IDE-Development.
Kevin Barnes Kevin_Barnes@xxxxxxxxxx
Kevin joined the SWT team two years ago. Before that, he has been working on
the Eclipse Debug Framework and JDT Debugger. Before coming to IBM he was an
integral member of the team at IAM Consulting, working on projects such as
IAM->Developing - a collaborative java IDE.
Boris Bokowski, Boris_Bokowski@xxxxxxxxxx
Boris Bokowski is a Software Developer with IBM Rational Software in Ottawa,
Canada and a full-time Eclipse committer working on the Platform UI team. He is
part of the "API police" for the Eclipse Platform, and a member of
the Eclipse Architecture Council. Boris is looking at the UI side of the RCP,
and among other areas owns the JFace viewers component. He is also the main
architect of the JFace data binding framework. He holds a PhD in computer
science from Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
Maxime Daniel, maxime_daniel@xxxxxxxxxx
Maxime Daniel is a JDT Core committer. He works on the Eclipse compiler.
Grant Gayed, Grant_Gayed@xxxxxxxxxx
Grant Gayed has been an SWT committer since work began on Eclipse 2.0. His
areas of expertise include widgets, accessibility and X Windows based systems.
Previous to SWT, he has worked in the UI groups for Eclipse and VisualAge for
Bogdan Gheorghe Bogdan_Gheorghe@xxxxxxxxxx
Bogdan has been working on the SWT component since January 2007 and is an
expert on GTK.
Felipe Heidrich Felipe_Heidrich@xxxxxxxxxx
Felipe has been an SWT committer for many years. He is a jack of all trades
contributing to all areas of SWT. His main focus is on StyledText and
Ruediger Herrmann, rherrmann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Rüdiger works at Innoopract Informationssysteme GmbH as of the core committers
on the Rich Ajax Platform (RAP) Project.
Kim Horne, Kim_Horne@xxxxxxxxxx
Kim studied at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada and has been working
with the IBM Ottawa team since 2003. She initially worked on WebSphere Studio
Device Developer but later moved on to the Eclipse Platform UI team where she's
been since the 3.0 release. While working on Eclipse, Kim has been responsible
for the capabilities framework, dynamic plug-ins, themes, the weekly ordering
of curry, and other sundry activities. Kim also has experience with J2ME
development, web applications and infrastructure, and e-commerce technologies.
Kim is an unapologetic Mac-head.
Jochen Krause, jkrause@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Jochen Krause has been involved with Eclipse since 2002 and represents
Innoopract on the Eclipse Board of Directors. He is the project lead for the Eclipse
RAP project. At Innoopract, a recognized specialist in Eclipse distribution and
web application development, he is responsible for strategy and product
development. He has driven the adoption of Eclipse as the foundation of all of
Innoopracts product offerings. By supporting Fortune 500 companies engaging
with Eclipse technology he gained a broad understanding of the requirements and
needs of the Eclipse enterprise market.
Carolyn MacLeod Carolyn_MacLeod@xxxxxxxxxx
Carolyn has been with SWT from the start. She is the authority on SWT
Jeff McAffer, jeff@xxxxxxxxx
Jeff McAffer leads the Eclipse Equinox OSGi, RCP and Orbit teams and is the
founder of Code 9. He is one of the architects of the Eclipse Platform and a
co-author of The Eclipse Rich Client Platform (Addison-Wesley). Jeff is also a
member of the Eclipse Project PMC, the Tools Project PMC, the Eclipse
Architecture Council and the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors. Jeff is
currently interested all aspects of Eclipse componentry from designing,
developing and building bundles to deploying, installing and ultimately running
them. Previous lives include being a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM, work
in distributed/parallel OO computing (Server Smalltalk, massively parallel
Smalltalk, etc) as well as expert systems, meta-level architectures and a PhD
at the University of Tokyo.
Kevin McGuire, Kevin_McGuire@xxxxxxxxxx
Kevin's history with Eclipse is about as long as you can get, being one of the
original Eclipse team members before it went open source. His area of specialty
user interface design and development. He's had various Eclipse related roles
including team lead and committer for Team/CVS, UI design and development lead
for IBM WebSphere Integration Developer, and presently a member of the Eclipse
Platform UI team. Before Eclipse, Kevin has been a team lead and developer on
IBM and OTI tooling projects such as Visual Age for Java, Visual Age for
Smalltalk, and Envy Smalltalk.
Eric Moffatt, emoffatt@xxxxxxxxxx
Eric graduated from U of Waterloo in 1981 and has been doing GUI work ever
since. He joined the Platform UI team in 2005 where he has been focusing on
enhancing the UI (e.g. the new Maximize/Minimize behavior).
Philippe Mulet, philippe_mulet@xxxxxxxxxx
Philippe is the lead for the Eclipse Java Tools. Prior to Eclipse, Philippe was
responsible for the compiler and codeassist in IBM VA/Java and VA/Micro
Edition. Philippe is a member of the expert group on compiler API (JSR199),
representing IBM. His main interests are in compilation, performance,
scalability and meta-level architectures. Philippe is a member of the Eclipse
Platform Project PMC.
Duong Nguyen Duong_Nguyen@xxxxxxxxxx
Bogdan has been working on the SWT component since January 2007 and is an
expert on Drag and Drop, Custom Controls and OLE.
Steve Northover Steve_Northover@xxxxxxxxxx
Steve Northover is the father of SWT (The Standard Widget Toolkit). His
interests include programming languages, API design, operating systems, user
intefaces and code optimization.
Silenio Quarti Silenio_Quarti@xxxxxxxxxx
Silenio Quarti is the technical lead for SWT. His areas of expertise include
graphics, widgets, threading, optimization and operating system programming. He
has been intimately involved with both the design and implementation of SWT for
Paul Webster, Paul_Webster@xxxxxxxxxx
Paul Webster received a B.A.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of
Waterloo in 1994. After many years working on telephony software and network
configuration software in Java and C++, Paul joined the IBM Eclipse Platform UI
team in May 2005 and is currently working for IBM Rational Software. Paul is
responsible for command and handlers, keybindings, and menu
Mike "McQ" Wilson, Mike_Wilson@xxxxxxxxxx
McQ is an Eclipse Project PMC member, representing the Platform and Incubator
projects. He is also the Eclipse Project Platform UI team lead and has in the
past lead the Resources, Team and SWT teams. He is a member of the Eclipse
Architecture Council, and one of the original founders of Eclipse. His
technical interests are programming languages, UI design, and web development.
He also plays the cello, and is a fan of MMORPGs.
Nikola Zelenkov Nikola_Zelenkov@xxxxxxxxxx
Nikola has been working on the SWT code for eight months and his area of
Wilson, Philippe Mulet and Steve Northover or the Eclipse Project PMC
held on a conference call for Eclipse Members.
Members (and committers are members) are directed to the MyFoundation portal for the call-in information. If
you do not have access to the portal, send email to EMO to
request the call information.