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I did a search on this forum to see if the subject been asked before but couldn't find it quickly, so I post. I have been seeing business push and pressure to move in this direction over the years, more so recently and have migrated to eclipse for my current project and like CDT. I saw the following today and it got me off my inertia to ask/feel the question here. I would venture that Operating systems and other mature s/w tools aren't rocket science anymore, but commodities and open-source w/ customization makes sense. Easier said that done. Thoughts?
This inspired me to ask the question: The Eclipse Helios simultaneous release of 39 Eclipse projects and 33 million lines of code showcases the diversity and innovation going on inside the Eclipse ecosystem. In terms of statistics, the Helios release includes 33 million lines of code developed by about 500 Eclipse.org committers from 44 companies. The important thing to remember about Helios and Eclipse simultaneous releases in general is that even though it's a simultaneous release, it doesn't mean these projects are unified. Each project is a separate open source project within Eclipse.org, operating with its own project leadership, its own committers and its own development plan. The simultaneous-release concept is designed to provide a transparent and predictable development cycle.