Breaking News: "Awesome" Eclipse + Linux Combo Helps Australian Nuclear Research Group
"For free software, it is great and low on bugs."
Aug. 24, 2004 12:00 AM
Describing Eclipse as "awesome," the IT project manager of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (Ansto) has started using it to build a Linux-based desktop app.
The application, codenamed "Gumtree," will be used to control Ansto's laboratory instrumentation, allowing neutron beam instrumentation experiments to be performed locally or remotely.
According to reports from Australia, Hauser's team of 4 researchers is using XP (eXtreme Programming) principles, and Ansto may open-source the resulting application and put it on Sourceforge.
"We are in discussion with our legal department about this," saud Ansto's IT project manager Nick Hauser.
"Initially, we were going to write a Java client from scratch, but there is so much of a value-add with Eclipse which is powerful,” Hauser added. "For free software, it is great and low on bugs."
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