The Eclipse Foundation on Monday announced the creation of a project called Equinox, a significant expansion for the open-source group beyond development tools and into runtime software.
The project will focus on making tools for deploying applications once they are completed. For example, the software would allow an IT professional to install only portions of a Java application as needed, rather than all of the code, to save on server resources.
The Equinox runtime software will be an implementation of a standard, called OSGi, formerly known as the Open Services Gateway initiative.
The technology gives software companies a standardized way … Read more