First service release of Eclipse Helios
The Eclipse development team has released version 3.6.1 of the open source development environment. This is a first service release of the IDE, which was released in the summer as part of Helios and consists of around 40 Eclipse projects. The new version is primarily a bug fix version and does not contain any new functionality. The release notes provide detailed information on what's new in Eclipse 3.6.1. The Helios release is made available in more than ten packages which contain pre-configured components for different areas of use, including IDEs for Java, C/C++, RCP/RAP and mobile developers.
The current version 3.7 of the IDE is code named Indigo. A second milestone version has recently been released. Development of the next generation Eclipse 4 is taking place in parallel to Eclipse 3.x development. Following the release of the first 'finished' version of the Eclipse 4 software development kit (SDK) this summer, Eclipse 4 development continues. Most of the programmers who work on Eclipse 3.7 also work on Eclipse 4.1, with development of both strands now being carried out synchronously, so that a second milestone version of version 4.1 of the SDK has also been released.