I just received an email out of the blue that really reminded me of how important it is for all of us in the Eclipse community to help our users and adopters.
I just wanted to express my appreciation for the help Scott and the ECF team have been providing me as I explore using features of the EquinoxRT. Some of my questions have been off the beaten path (unicast/WAN bonjour discovery of update urls etc.) and these guys always knew where to point me – and in some cases had existing code samples. What surprised me was how quickly they responded (like in minutes) to my questions.
The success of our projects and community is not just about writing the code. It’s about engaging the community and seeing the technology become successfully used in action. So congratulations to Scott Lewis and the ECF team. Very nicely done indeed!
This also reminded me about how important a heartfelt “atta boy” can be to a team. If you’re reading this and you have been helped by an Eclipse committer, project, or staff member please remember to say “thanks”! It is certainly appreciated.