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Eclipse Rich Client Platform, Second Edition by Chris Aniszczyk, Jean-Michel Lemieux, Jeff McAffer

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Chapter 29. Eclipse Ecosystem

The success of a platform can be measured by the size of its community and ultimately by the number of applications built with it. As the size of a community increases, so does the collection of components that are produced and made available—either commercially or for free. By these metrics, the Eclipse ecosystem is a huge success. The community is vibrant, the number of projects doing interesting and widely relevant work is impressive, and the majority of the world’s major software companies are members of the Eclipse Foundation. This translates into a huge number of useful, quality plug-ins that can save you time and money.

You have probably noticed that the RCP SDK includes only a few plug-ins. In Part II you ...

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