This project has merged with the vimplugin project. All future work is now being carried out at vimplugin.
This powerful Eclipse plugin brings your favorite editor in the place of the eclipse editor. This way the user has a choice among several popular editors and the built-in eclipse editors.
... [More] But your editor must support an interface that follows Netbeans external editor protocol (More..) to be able to use it through our plugin.
As of now, Vim and XEmacs only have this interface. More editors can be integrated as well although the External Editor team is focusing on the above two famous editors.
At the moment this project is being undertaken as part of Google Summer of Code 2007. The purpose of the SOC project is just to provide a Vim Plugin for Eclipse and we have decided that the Netbeans external editor protocol is the best way to provide this. So at the moment we are just focusing on getting Vim working and provide no support for any other editors. We will look into supporting XEmacs (and perhaps others) once Vim works with Eclipse fairly well.
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