New Tools for Mobile Web Project Proposal

Jessica Thornsby

New Eclipse project aims to deliver a complete web tools solution for mobile development.

The Tools for Mobile Web (TMW) project has been proposed as a new sub-project under the Sequoyah Container Project.

This project aims to provide a complete web tools solution for the Eclipse community. It relates to several existing projects: TMW will build on top of WTP to leverage and extend its source editing tools and JSDT. Meanwhile, its preview capabilities come from XULRunner and its debugging capabilities from Chromium.

TMW will add functionality for mobile specific features like previewing, skinning, configuration, device deployment, and debugging. It will provide extensible frameworks that will enable creation of the IDEs for specific mobile runtimes, platform-specific APIs, and a unified architecture that aims to improve compatibility between offerings from different vendors.

Most of the contributed code is licensed with EPL, but the CSS Validator, Google Chrome and XULRunner components are released under different licenses. Nokia, Sony Ericsson and IBM have all expressed interest in the project.


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