Hello members of eclipse, most of you know me and a lot of you know me from past experience here on Eclipse. As you can see, I’m now the owner. I have purchased the site and with it I have plenty of changes coming your way, good changes. Plenty of you may have heard rumors and I might have denied it under the circumstances, but they are true.
What does me taking over the site mean? A lot of you are wondering if Eclipse 4.0 will be offered open source? What will happen to Eclipse V how will I get the ball rolling? Don’t worry, this has been discussed among my team as well as the new team of developers who will now be consistently giving you bug fixes and updates etc, they’ll introduce themselves soon enough, however you might already know them.
To answer your questions, 4.0 will be eventually released open source, for now however it will no longer require payment! You’ll still have the option to pay for hosting if you need it, so 4.0 will now be free. Eclipse V is no longer being worked on, there is a new official version of Eclipse being worked on by the new developers and it will be open source more than likely. The EO 4.0 version of eclipse now has a new consistent developer who is already behind the scenes getting things prepared, we’re here to make all your complaints go away by fixing them, adding new features and optimizing the engine. I’ll let the development team make their introductions and tell you their plans.
Staff structures returning? The old staff structures are returning to eclipse> Owner, Admins, Developers, Webtastic Unit, Global Moderator, Chat Moderator along with some new ranks including the following: Public Relations, Engine Support and Complaints Manager. Each will be given a role to play which will be explained further later, just know this means more interaction from the staff to the members to make sure there’s help 24/7 instead of waiting long hours for a topic reply there will be official responses from the developers etc.
A new order is at hand, the admin team is going to be stronger than ever and many things will be offered.
Theme? There will be a theme change shortly to represent the change in ownership.
Want to be staff? We’ll be accepting at-least two moderators within the next three weeks, feel free to shoot me a pm on why you think you’d be a good moderator, keep in mind I’ll be watching you.
Banned members? New changes, second chance. Have a friend who has been banned who feels like they can contribute to the site? As long as they’re mature and willing to be apart of the community I’m all about second chances, but have them personally talk to me on skype! zarachi6.
The staff? The admin team might be making some of their own introductions and statements about the new changes so be sure to look out for topic.
Forums cleanup? The V engine will be removed, there will be work done on the forums as far as topics that aren’t supported by the original poster in the Eclipse Projects sections.
I’m your new owner, your friend and your leader, Yukiro. I’m here to get rid of the idea of a commercial eclipse, offer a supportive and consistent dev team, a new version of eclipse in a more supported language and to see these forums become what they once were.