Sun Nixes NetBeans/Eclipse Marriage
In a prepared statement, Joe Keller, VP for Marketing for Sun's Java Web Services and Development Platforms, said, "Sun has declined to join Eclipse.org." citing the inability to find a "common ground that would allow an equitable share in mutual development."
The impasse turned out to be sizable, in fact. Keller added, "Sun will not pursue hybrid options such as merging NetBeans.org with Eclipse.org. Sun and Eclipse held considerable good-will discussions and performed due diligence on this matter, and Sun's decision was not made lightly."
In the wake of that decision, Sun will continue to re-emphasize its work with NetBeans. The company said it would release a road map for NetBeans 4.0 later this month.