According to the milestone plan for the Eclipse Web Tools Project, they are scheduled to release the first stable build of the project today. Many people have waited for this project to come out, as it will add a very needed feature to Eclipse, namely the creation of web projects (JSPs, J2EE, etc.)
I have been toying around with the latest Release Candidates, and one of the things that stand out for me is that although they support a whole variety of J2EE runtime application servers like JBoss, Websphere, JOnAS, Weblogic and even Geronimo, they seemed to have forgotten to add support for Sun ONE Application Server.
Was this omission on purpose? No one will know, but conspiracy theories abound on the subject.
It will also be interesting to see how companies like Genuitec, the makers of MyEclipse IDE (an IDE based on Eclipse with add-on plugins and features for J2EE development) will respond to the market. The only reason (in my opinion) that they exist was because eclipse didn’t had an integrated set of plugins for web development, which will no longer be the case. Somehow they’ll have to evolve if they want to remain in business.