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Eclipse Platform on Ulitzer When I first started asking Eclipse developers about provisioning and lockdown - do we need it, what did they think about it, etc. - several things became clear very quickly. First, there are two distinct camps - people who manage people using Eclipse and people who use Eclipse. The people who manage developers and projects using Eclipse expressed great interest in being able to manage the Eclipse tool stack running on the developers' desktops. On the other hand, the developers actually using Eclipse expressed not just a lack of interest, but an actual dislike and resentment for anyone having control or lockdown of their Eclipse configuration. The second observation, which is really derived from the first, is that using the term "lockdown" when talking to developers about provisioning and managing an Eclipse tool stack is certain to alien... (more)