Auto IWG WP1
WP1: Technology Recommendations : Eclipse Automotive Tools Platform
- Project Lead: Bosch (TBD)
A dedicated Eclipse distribution for Automotive Tool Developers could be a first concrete step and deliverable of this IWG. The idea is to identify a set of existing Eclipse projects and components that are typically required and used in automotive tool development and make them available as a new Eclipse distribution at Eclipse.org. Though not including any automotive specific content yet, we believe that such an Eclipse distribution makes anyway sense because of the following reasons:
- It points out which Eclipse projects and components are actively used in the automotive industry
- It gives an orientation regarding the Eclipse release which automotive tool development is typically based on
- It eases the provision and maintenance of the Eclipse platform required for automotive tool development
It is important to note that such an Eclipse distribution is addressed to automotive tool developers but not to automotive tool users. In other words, it is not meant as something that ECU software developers could use out of the box and find useful. It is intended as starting point and target platform which ECU software tool developers can base their work on. What ECU software developers will eventually be provided with, are mostly the tools resulting for the ECU software tool development plus the dependent parts of the Eclipse Tool Developer distribution.