- 1 What is EclipseLink?
- 2 How is EclipseLink Licensed?
- 3 When is the next release of EclipseLink planned?
- 4 What is the relationship between EclipseLink and the Oracle TopLink product?
- 5 What are the components of EclipseLink?
- 6 Where can I download EclipseLink?
- 7 How do I get started using EclipseLink?
- 8 Can I use EclipseLink with Maven?
What is EclipseLink?
Eclipse Persistence Services Project (EclipseLink) is a comprehensive persistence framework delivering a set of persistence services based around leading standards with advanced extensions. Consumers can use EclipseLink within Java EE, SE, and soon OSGi/Equinox environments.
The original source contribution for EclipseLink came from Oracle Corporation's TopLink product.
How is EclipseLink Licensed?
The Eclipse Persistence Services (EclipseLink) project is being developed and distributed* under the Eclipse Public License and the Eclipse Distribution Licensed (BSD).
* The project is currently in its incubation phase so no formal releases are available. Just incubation milestone builds. For more information on the project's release plans please see the EclipseLink/RoadMap
When is the next release of EclipseLink planned?
At present the Eclipse Persistence Services (EclipseLink) project is an incubating project at Eclipse. It is producing monthly milestone as well as nightly builds which can be downloaded here. For more information on the release schedule please refer to the project summary page or the road map.
What is the relationship between EclipseLink and the Oracle TopLink product?
EclipseLink was initiated based on the contribution of Oracle TopLink (Oracle FAQ for TopLink contribution). the full persistence capabilities Oracle TopLink was contributed.
Going forward Oracle TopLink will include EclipseLink to deliver its persistence functionality.
What are the components of EclipseLink?
The EclipseLink project is broken down into several components based on persistence services provided as well an a structure to organize development and produce functional OSGi/Equinox bundles.
Where can I download EclipseLink?
At present EclipseLink can only be downloaded directly from the Eclipse project's website:
How do I get started using EclipseLink?
Where can I find documentation on EclipseLink?
The complete EclipseLink User Guide is available on this wiki at EclipseLink/UserGuide.
If you encounter any problems using the User Guide please file a bug against the Documentation component.
Where can I find examples of how to use EclipseLink?
The EclipseLink development team continually works on providing a comprehensive set of examples and how-to's for each of its persistence services that will assist customers in the quick adoption of this project. The examples are hosted on this wiki here.
Can I use EclipseLink with Maven?
Yes, EclipseLink published a Maven repository so that developers can easily integrate the project's builds/milestones/releases into their Maven build process. Full instructions can be found EclipseLink/Maven