As I was working on some upcoming blog posts, I realized I’d completely forgotten to mention EclipseCon! It’s always nice to put a name to a face, and meet in person to discuss things. I gave a talk on Delivering Native Eclipse Software Packages , but this was mainly an opportunity to introduce the p2 Droplets work that was done by Krzysztof Daniel. This will be part of Eclipse Luna (4.4) but there’s still some improvements that could be made. It’s really a promising way forward for allowing distributions to package, and install their own Eclipse plugins without the deprecated (and unreliable) dropins approach.