Open beta of Eclipse Foundation's OrionHub begins
The Eclipse Foundation has announced that at least 5,000 developers may now sign up for access to the beta version of OrionHub. The service is a hosted implementation of Orion, the Foundation's new platform for building and integrating web development tools which run within the browser. Orion was launched in January and the goal of the open beta is to solicit feedback to shape Orion's roadmap as it looks at how "software development tools will move from the desktop to support a web-focused development workflow".
Users can sign up for the beta on the Orion page. More OrionHub slots may be opened up as the community expands, but developers can also download the code, licensed under the EPL (Eclipse Public Licence), from the Foundation's web site and run their own service. More information on Orion is available from the project's wiki. There will also be Orion related presentations at EclipseCon 2011 which is running this week in Santa Clara, California.