I must admit, the Callisto release of Eclipse has intrigued me, enough to sit on their Web site waiting to download it. For days (probably much longer), the site has had a clock counting down to the moment of release: 6/30/2006 10:00 EST (45 minutes ago). The site has replaced the clock with a "Callisto is coming soon" message. Maybe I am just being silly, but how hard is it to simply post a link, when the thing has supposedly been ready for some time? (update 6/30/06 13:00 EST: the "Calliston is coming soon" message now has added onto it: "no really, we promise." Meanwhile there is already an article linked to on their Web site about how Callisto has shipped on time; I recognize that a few hour slip is nothing, but I just find this thing funny).
What is even funnier, the front page of their site has a link to an article about how Eclipse/Callisto is an example of how large, OSS projects are able to hit deadlines. Whoops!
Justin James is an OutSystems MVP, architect, and developer with expertise in SaaS applications and enterprise applications.