Eclipse is an open source, Java-based extensible development platform.
Eclipse is a Java integrated development environment (IDE), of course, Eclipse integrated development environment can be used as other development languages, such as C, C ++, PHP, and Ruby.
Eclipse comes with a standard set of plug-ins, including Java development tools (Java Development Kit, JDK).
Eclipse platform and its plug-ins based on the Eclipse Public License (EPL: Eclipse Public License) release.
Eclipse Public License (abbreviated EPL) is an open source software license published by Eclipse Foundation under the name used in the integrated development environment Eclipse.
Since 2006, Eclipse Foundation every year to arrange simultaneous release. So far, mainly in the simultaneous release of June, and will SR1 and SR2 release next September and released in February.
|Codenames||Platform version||Major version release date||SR1 Released||SR2 Released|
|Callisto||3.2||June 26, 2006||N / A||N / A|
|Europa||3.3||June 27, 2007||September 28, 2007||February 29, 2008|
|Ganymede||3.4||June 25, 2008||September 24, 2008||February 25, 2009|
|Galileo||3.5||June 24, 2009||September 25, 2009||February 26, 2010|
|Helios||3.6||June 23, 2010||September 24, 2010||February 25, 2011|
|Indigo||3.7||June 22, 2011||September 23, 2011||February 24, 2012|
|Juno||3.8 and 4.2||June 27, 2012||September 28, 2012||March 1, 2013|
|Kepler||4.3||June 26, 2013||September 27, 2013||February 28, 2014|
|Luna||4.4||June 25, 2014||September 25, 2014||N / A|
|Mars||4.5||June 24, 2015||N / A||N / A|