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Revision as of 11:45, 22 July 2008


The mandate of the working group is to help improve the usability across the Eclipse projects that are part of the simultaneous release effort.

To this end, the working group will do the following:

  • Facilitate usability discussions within projects and across projects. This may include one or more of the following activities:
    • Trigger usability post-mortems to be performed by the different projects
    • Conduct regular "show and tells" with UI leads from the projects to shed spotlight on problem areas and promote good ideas as best practices
    • Do an end of release UI review and come up with a cross-project list of polish items
  • Update the Eclipse User Interface Guidelines in time to be of value for the 2007 Eclipse release train.

Details of the activities of this working group can be found here.


  • Bob Fraser, BEA (chair)
  • Troy Beecroft, BEA
  • Wassim Melhem, Embarcadero
  • Boris Bokowski, IBM
  • Neil Hauge, Oracle
  • Michael Scharf, Wind River
  • Susan Yeshin, IBM
  • Raji Akella, IBM
  • Brian Fitzpatrick, Sybase
  • Guru Nagarajan, Intel
  • Kevin McGuire, IBM
  • Dave Mitropoulos-Rundus, Compuware
  • Maxime Daniel, Compuware
  • Mik Kersten, Tasktop
  • Kimberley Peter, IBM
  • Jeff Calcaterra, IBM
  • Kaloyan Raev, SAP

Everyone is invited to join the mailing list and visit the wiki however, as an official Eclipse Working Group, actual members must be Eclipse Members, i.e., Committer Members or representatives of Member Companies.

To join, simply subscribe to the mailing list and announce your intention to join or you can attend one of the meetings.

Mailing List is the group's mailing list.


Conference Call: Wednesday, July 23rd, 17:00 UTC or 10:00 PDT. Call 613.287.8000 or 866.362.7064 passcode 892048#
The meetings are generally bi-weekly and in addition to group business will often feature a UI walkthrough or a presentation and discussion of user interface topics. Upcoming meetings:

July 23rd
Agenda:David Carver, STAR, will discuss XSL Preferences

August 6th

August 20th

Previous Meetings

July 9th : Search UI pain points walkthrough (Bogdan Vatkov)

June 25th : Equinox_p2_UIWG_Walkthrough (Susan Franklin McCourt)

Guideline Bug Reports

Bugs can be logged against the guidelines. The guidelines are out of date and need your help. If you find a section that is out of date, please take a moment to file a bug report. And of course, any edits to the guidelines is appreciated.



The EMO was instructed by the Board on July 19, 2006 to facilitate the creation of this working group. Each Strategic Developer member will make a good faith effort to find a resource within their firm to contribute to the working group, one of whom will act as the chair. Other members may also contribute.

The EMO will add conformance to the UI Guidelines as a Release Review exit criterion.

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