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Eclipse Mobile Tools for Java Passes Release Review

June 11th, 2009

Over on Chris Aniszczyk’s blog, he mentions that the Eclipse Mobile Tools for Java and Eclipse Pulsar projects have passed the Galileo release review.  Although Eclipse Mobile Tools for Java isn’t quite 1.0, it is getting very close.  This is the culmination of the work I started in 2003 on the EclipseME project.  When I started that little hobby project, I would not have dreamed that it would have more than 700,000 downloads from Sourceforge or become the base of the official Eclipse Mobile Tools for Java project.

Thanks to the help from Motorola and the other members of the Eclipse Mobile Tools for Java project, the EclipseME code has grown and matured far beyond what I could have done in my own free time.   There are many more support options now available and users should find a much smoother environment.  If you need any proof of the commitment from members of the MTJ development team, take a look at the developers mailing list request to begin work on the first service release beyond MTJ 1.0.

I’m looking forward to continuing my involvement with the MTJ project going forward both as a code committer and as a voice for the average mobile developer.  I want to thank all of the users of EclipseME over the years for their continued support and urge you to make the jump to MTJ if you have not already.  The final Galileo release is scheduled to be available on June 24th, but the versions available right now are pretty close to what you can expect at that time.  The differences between this first MTJ version and the last EclipseME release make it a very worthwhile upgrade to your development environment.

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