Gartner's Mark Driver on Orion

Eclipse Orion “Eclipse the next Generation”?

Jessica Thornsby

Gartner’s Mark Driver has posted his thoughts on the Orion project.

Gartner’s Mark Driver has posted his thoughts about the
Eclipse Orion
project. He envisions Orion creating a community
in its own right, with a focus on the cloud and web, but believes
that Orion and Eclipse will inevitably merge over time “at least to
a moderate degree,” perhaps when the Orion community begins
requesting support for Java. Driver is hoping for some form of
plugin interoperability to develop over time, to reduce overlap and
duplicate projects between Eclipse and Orion. He also points out
that, unlike the original Eclipse platform, which was developed
internally by IBM, Eclipse seems to intend Orion to be a community
effort from the get-go. This could trigger a quicker uptake and
community commitment.

“There is a wide range of potential outcomes for Orion over
time. In a grand scope, we could see Orion become ‘Eclipse the next
generation,” he concludes, although he makes it clear this will
require a big commitment from the community.

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