It’s simply the next generation of the Eclipse platform. The Eclipse platform team has learned a lot of lessons since the Eclipse project started and it’s time to experiment and innovate. There’s also a desire to involve more people at the platform level.
To get a better idea of where e4 is going, here’s some resources:
- e4 whitepaper
- e4 New and Noteworthy
- Mike Wilson’s blog post on the future of Eclipse
- Register for e4 webinars
- e4 wiki
If you’re interested in the project or the future of Eclipse, the e4 team would love to hear from you.
The first general release of e4 is expected in 2010.