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The SAP Eclipse Server Adapter goes open source on SourceForge

The SAP NetWeaver Server Adapter for Eclipse is now open source under the Eclipse Public License. The new home for the project is SourceForge.

The project SAP NetWeaver Server Adapter for Eclipse almost a year ago to provide integration of the SAP NetWeaver Application Server Java with IDEs other than NWDS. This helps developers to use greater variety of tools when engineering for the SAP NetWeaver platform.

Until now the server adapter has been distributed under a “90-days trial” license. This implied some limitation on the usage of the server adapter by SAP customers. Now, switching to the Eclipse Public License, any legal barriers for productive usage of the server adapter are eliminated. You can now use the server adapter without any limitation and distribute it in products your company is building. The only limitations are the ones imposed by the Eclipse Public License. For more details on the license, you can take a look at the EPL FAQ provided by the Eclipse Foundation.

It is worth mentioning that the server adapter is still an experimental project of SAP. It is not an official product of SAP and there is no official support guaranteed. You cannot get support through OSS tickets. This does not mean that there isn’t any support at all. Like other open source projects, the server adapter has a bug tracking system that is followed by the project team, which will do its best to resolve your issues. And, like in other open source projects, you are welcome to not only submit bugs, but also to provide patches, help with the documentation wiki and talk about the project.

The SourceForge platform provides plentiful new tools for the project. There is not only the public source code repository and wiki, but also a bug tracking system, mirrored file distribution system, etc. Having this new infrastructure in place, you should know that the update site of the project is moved to a new URL address. You can check the installation instructions for details.

The project’s wiki is currently being populated with instruction how to use the server adapter and how to participate in the project development. Soon we will have also a public build infrastructure, which will make the development environment easier for developers outside SAP.

We all believe that this change will give you, the SAP customers and partners, better options for utilizing the SAP NetWeaver platform in your solutions. Your feedback is welcome on the new project home at: http://sourceforge.net/projects/sapnweclipse/.

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      Thats great news. I will give it a try and report my experiences. Thanks a lot!
      Author's profile photo navya shetty
      navya shetty

      I tried installing but it did not work.