Eclipse 4.0 Early Adopter Release is the first major release of new Eclipse platform technology from the e4 incubator project. The release appeared on July 28, 2010, and is based on content from the Helios simultaneous release. For more information see the Release Landing Page and the Eclipse SDK 4.0 FAQ.
This is a high-level overview of what the Eclipse 4.0 SDK consists of. You will notice that most of the functionality (the Java tooling, for example) is exactly the same as what was released with Eclipse 3.6: