Galileo In Action

On June 26, the Eclipse Foundation is presenting Galileo In Action - a virtual conference where you can interact with project leads involved in the release and see demos of the new features. The annual simultaneous release has now grown to 33 projects with over 23 million lines of code, contributed by committers around the world. With such a large global community, Eclipse wants to bring Galileo to you!


Galileo In Action is free to attend and registering gets you into all 5 sessions:

10:00-10:45 am EST
Description What is Galileo and Why do I Love it?
Doug Schaefer (C/C++ Development Tooling) and John Graham (Data Tools Platform)

Doug and John will give an overview of what exactly the Galileo release is all about. They will explain what makes Eclipse projects want to participate in the simultaneoue release and what is required for them to do so. Doug and John will describe the improvements Galileo brings to the community and from their perspective as project leads, what they see as the impact to the Eclipse ecosystem.

11:00 am - 11:45 am EST
Description Frameworks Showcase
Scott Lewis (Eclipse Communication Framework) and Pascal Rapicault (p2)

ECF is a framework for supporting the development of distributed Eclipse-based tools and applications. It can be used to create other plugins, tools or full Eclipse RCP applications that require asynchronous point-to-point or publish-and-subscribe messaging.

p2 provides a framework for provisioning Eclipse-based applications. It replaces Update Manager as a mechanism for managing your Eclipse install, searching for updates and installing new functionality.

Scott and Pascal will give a short introduction to ECF and p2 and explain what these projects have contributed to the Galileo release.

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EST
Description Runtime Showcase
Tom Watson (Equinox) and Shaun Smith (EclipseLink)

From a code point of view, Equinox is an implementation of the OSGi R4 core framework specification, a set of bundles that implement various optional OSGi services and other infrastructure for running OSGi-based systems. The goal of the Equinox project is to be a first class OSGi community and foster the vision of Eclipse as a landscape of bundles. As part of this, it is responsible for developing and delivering the OSGi framework implementation used for all of Eclipse.

EclipseLink, or the Eclipse Persistence Services Project, delivers a comprehensive open-source Java persistence solution. It has a set of persistence services enabling developers to efficiently develop applications that access data in a variety of data sources and formats.

Join Tom and Shaun for a review of these runtime projects and the new features they bring to Galileo.

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm EST
Description Tools Showcase
Andreas Buchen (Memory Analyzer) and Roy Ganor (PHP Development Tools)

The Eclipse Memory Analyzer is a fast and feature-rich Java heap analyzer that helps you find memory leaks and reduce memory consumption. Developers use the Memory Analyzer to analyze productive heap dumps with hundreds of millions of objects, quickly calculate the retained sizes of objects, see who is preventing the Garbage Collector from collecting objects, and run reports to automatically extract leak suspects.

The PHP Development Tools project provides a framework for the Eclipse platform. The project encompasses all development components necessary to develop PHP and facilitate extensibility. It leverages the existing Web Tools Platform (WTP) and Dynamic Languages Toolkit (DLTK) i in providing developers with PHP capabilities.

Andreas and Roy will talk about the new and noteworthy features their respective projects will introduce in the Galileo release.

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm EST
Description Galileo In Action
Jason Weathersby (Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools) and Mik Kersten (Mylyn)

Jason and Mik will take a look at Galileo from the perspective of an Eclipse adopter. The release is important to Eclipse developers, but there is also an impact to the end user of commercial products based on Eclipse. Jason and Mik will discuss how Galileo affects their product delivery and what value it brings to their end customers.

To attend, register through GoToMeeting.

For an entertaining video describing what the virtual conference is all about, see Galileo In Action! on

Galileo In Action!