SOURCE: Innoopract

June 28, 2005 12:47 ET

Eclipse 3.1 Available for Download

Eclipse.org Releases Version 3.1 - Yoxos Eclipse Distribution 2.0 Delivers Numerous Open Source Plugins and Extensions

KARLSRUHE, GERMANY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 28, 2005 -- In coordination with the general release today of Eclipse 3.1, Innoopract announced the release of Yoxos 2.0 a distribution of Eclipse 3.1 and the choice of 168 installable features and plugins.

Eclipse 3.1 introduces several new features such as support of Java 5.0, improvements in performance and a more powerful platform for the development of desktop applications (Eclipse RCP). The Eclipse SDK can be downloaded immediately at http://eclipse.org/downloads/.

With Eclipse's enhanced coverage of the software development lifecycle more and more projects are contributing to the success of Eclipse, greatly increasing the number of installable features. With Yoxos the otherwise challenging and time-consuming process of getting the right mix of features and plugins is reduced to just a few clicks.

Extending and Updating Eclipse

Developers can start the Yoxos Install Manager from a browser and instantly begin selecting plugins for installation that have undergone quality and compatibility testing. Plugins are organized by development tasks, are accompanied by descriptions, download size, links and license information and are automatically checked for dependencies. Installation occurs with a single click and the Eclipse environment is ready to go with all the latest code.

"The main advantage to Yoxos for developers is that we have taken a lot of hard work out of the process of extending an Eclipse installation and keeping it updated," says Jochen Krause, President of Innoopract. "With Yoxos it is possible for developers to work with the latest software regardless of the release cycle or naming conventions and still be able to update the software from a single source with the reassurance that the updates have been tested on the latest version of Eclipse."

Free Community Edition -- Evaluation Made Simple

Yoxos can be started and used directly from the Yoxos home page by selecting the "Launch Yoxos Free Community Edition" (requires Java Web Start). This allows the customer to use the Yoxos Install Manager to extend Eclipse 3.1 installations with dozens of open source Plugins (e.g. Web Tools, EMF, GEF) at no charge without having to register. To take advantage of the full set of plugins and to keep them updated, customers can upgrade to a three-month or a 12-month subscription. Subscribers will have access to the Community Edition plugins plus a large set of third party and Eclipse plugins and features which will be updated on a bi-weekly basis.

Price and Availability

The Yoxos Eclipse Distribution 2.0 is available immediately. A three month subscription costs $29 and a 12 month subscription costs $99. Subscribers are entitled to all updates during the subscription period. 12-month annual CD subscriptions are available for $119. CD subscribers will receive at least six updates per year. A single CD is also available for $19.95. The price for Yoxos Enterprise Solutions depends on volume and options such as custom plugins, personalized install manager and extended support and maintenance.

About Yoxos

Yoxos is the only specialized Eclipse distribution. Yoxos aims to provide a valuable service to the Eclipse developer community by extending the manageability of the Eclipse platform for users who utilize open-source plugins. With Yoxos, developers are spared the significant investment in time and effort of, on the one hand finding, downloading and installing plugins and on the other hand getting the mix of plugins to function properly with Eclipse and with each other. Using the Yoxos Install Manager, each user can choose his or her preferred plugins and managed scenarios and create a pre-configured single install of his or her Eclipse environment. More information can be found at www.yoxos.com.

About Innoopract

Yoxos is a trademark of Innoopract, a provider of Eclipse-based software and services with the purpose of increasing developer productivity. As a founding member of the Eclipse foundation and with its long history of consulting and plugin development for the Eclipse platform, Innoopract is the ideal partner for realizing high returns in adopting Eclipse. For more information on the company, visit www.innoopract.com.

About Eclipse

Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on providing an extensible development platform and application frameworks for building software. Eclipse provides extensible tools and frameworks that span the software development lifecycle, including support for modelling, language development environments for Java, C/C++ and others, testing and performance, business intelligence, rich client applications and embedded development. A large, vibrant ecosystem of major technology vendors, innovative start-ups, universities and research institutions and individuals extend, complement and support the Eclipse Platform.

The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects. Full details of Eclipse and the Eclipse Foundation are available at www.eclipse.org.

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