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<p>The Core component forms the base of the Eclipse platform's runtime configuration.
It includes mechanisms and facilities for:</p>
<li>booting and running the platform</li>
<li>plug-in declaration and management</li>
<li>resource management</li>
<p>The Core is excruciatingly generic -- all plug-ins installed and run
on the Core infrastructure are treated equally. The contents of resources
are never examined in any domain-specific way and the Core can run equally
well with and without a UI. </p>
<p>Note that much of the Core component's function now falls under the <a href="">Equinox OSGi project</a></p>
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<p>If you are interested in participating in the development of the Core
component, check out the developer's mailing list: <a href=""></a>.
Chat with people there about your problems and interests, and find out
what you can do to help. </p>
<p>In particular, if you are interested in system level code and are intimately
familiar with Java classloading, thread management, filesystem resource
management on a variety of operating systems, Windows/Linux filesystem
callback management, or programming for speed/space, the Core team wants
to talk to you.</p>
<p>Upcoming work is primarily in the details of currently supported function.</p>