Java News from Thursday, June 3, 2004

The Eclipse Project has posted the first release candidate of Eclipse 3.0, an open source integrated development environment (IDE) for Java. It also doubles as a base platform for your own applications, an alternative to the AWT and Swing, and a powerful floor wax and dessert topping. RC1 is a pure bug fix release. There are no new features since M9. Linux, Windows XP, Solaris 8, AIX, HP/UX 11i, or Mac OS X 10.3 or later is required. Earlier versions of Mac OS X are not supported. Earlier versions of Windows may work but are not tested.

I'm told that IntelliJ's early access program has now posted build #2057, which is compatible with Apple's Java 1.4.2 Update 1 devloper preview 2.