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Lotus Symphony

Today, Lotus announced that it is giving away its productivity tools for free, branded as Lotus Symphony (currently out in beta form).

What’s neat about this from an Eclipse perspective? Well first off, Lotus Symphony is an RCP application (technically based on Lotus Expeditor). Another interesting tidbit is the possibility of extending the editors using well-known Eclipse semantics like extensions and extension points.

In the end, it’s an interesting use of Eclipse in my opinion.

  • AlBlue

    If only they had Mac support, I’d be using it now.

  • AlBlue

    If only they had Mac support, I’d be using it now.

  • Doug Schaefer

    Interesting. I was just looking at OpenOffice who’ve just releases a new version and their release notes talk about jar files for extensions.

    Which got me thinking that an office suite based on Eclipse would rock. That way you could have design docs and prentations in your workspace and be able edit them in the same environment as your code.

    It looks like Symphony could be something that would do that, but would you be able to plug it into a regular Eclipse install?

    (BTW, Symphony brings back a lot of memories. It’s a pretty old brand name back when Office was still someone’s dream)

  • Doug Schaefer

    Interesting. I was just looking at OpenOffice who’ve just releases a new version and their release notes talk about jar files for extensions.Which got me thinking that an office suite based on Eclipse would rock. That way you could have design docs and prentations in your workspace and be able edit them in the same environment as your code.It looks like Symphony could be something that would do that, but would you be able to plug it into a regular Eclipse install?(BTW, Symphony brings back a lot of memories. It’s a pretty old brand name back when Office was still someone’s dream)

  • David Kyle

    I used to sell Lotus Symphony and Intel 286 computers back in 1985 to pay for university. That was back when dBase III and Wordstar roamed the planet.

  • David Kyle

    I used to sell Lotus Symphony and Intel 286 computers back in 1985 to pay for university. That was back when dBase III and Wordstar roamed the planet.

  • Nadir

    I think is it a good alternative to the alternative.
    Currently the fonctionalities are less than Open Office, but still it is handy tool. My french article:

  • Nadir

    I think is it a good alternative to the alternative. Currently the fonctionalities are less than Open Office, but still it is handy tool. My french article:

  • Sukrit Shankar

    Symphony rocks !!
    I liked it personally.. except that it takes a bit of more space..
    did any one try getting the entire this into the workspace?… that would be loely

  • Sukrit Shankar

    Symphony rocks !!I liked it personally.. except that it takes a bit of more space..did any one try getting the entire this into the workspace?… that would be loely