The Platform defines the set of frameworks and common services that collectively make up infrastructure required to support the use of Eclipse as a component model, as a Rich Client Platform (RCP) and as a comprehensive tool integration platform. These services and frameworks include a standard workbench user interface model and portable native widget toolkit, a project model for managing resources, automatic resource delta management for incremental compilers and builders, language-independent debug infrastructure, and infrastructure for distributed multi-user versioned resource management.
The Eclipse Platform is divided into component areas as follows:
- Platform UI - Platform user interface, runtime, text editor and help components (also see UI wiki page and Text)
- SWT - Standard Widget Toolkit (also see SWT wiki page)
- Workspace (Team, CVS, Compare, Resources) - Platform resource management
- Debug - Generic execution debug framework
- Releng - Release Engineering
- Ant - Eclipse/Ant integration
- Search - Integrated search facility
Historical information about some of the above components may be found on the following old component web pages. Information on these pages is likely not up to date:
Contributions by the community
The platform team enjoys community contributions. For bugs which we would like to get community help and which should be in a restricted scope, please see the following list.
See also Platform UI contributor guide for information about how to contribute your fix to the project.