Developers voting for Eclipse RCP

An open source, cross-platform desktop architecture from Eclipse is enjoying a surge of interest among developers according to an Evans Data Corp poll.

The Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) is being used by 22 per cent of Eclipse developers for building software to port between Windows, Linux and Mac OS X desktops.

Evans claimed a 130 per cent increase in RCP from last year, with 68 per cent indicating they would use Eclipse during the next six months. Evans said RCP's portability is distinguishing it from other platforms for building desktop software.