MM: I wouldn’t say we’re de-emphasizing Java. As Eclipse is growing and there’s more projects joining the folds, there’s more resources to take on more languages and more platforms. Now almost every Eclipse project writes its code in Java. So we’re clearly heavy users of Java. But in terms of Java being the only platform or language that we support within Eclipse, that’s never been the vision for Eclipse. It’s always been about supporting as many languages and as many platforms as we can find people willing to work on projects for.
IW: Where is Eclipse headed and what new technologies are on the horizon?
MM: A couple of things come to mind. First is continued growth and adoption around our Rich Client Platform (RCP). More support for multiple languages. Within Eclipse, in the next quarter we’re planning on having the first release from the PHP IDE project, which we think is really exciting. Because PHP is a really important language both for enterprise development, but Web development in general, and having Eclipse tooling available for PHP is something that we’re pretty excited about.