The Eclipse Foundation has announced that Eclipse Platform 3.0 will be available June 30. Version 3.0 adds enhancements for flexibility, scalability, interoperability and responsiveness to the universal platform for tools integration, software modeling and testing. With the latest version, Eclipse extends its object-oriented development technologies to support a rich-client platform (RCP) that enables construction of desktop applications. When Java applications are constructed with Eclipse’s Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) and deployed to different operating platforms, they adopt native window manager look and feel. On Mac OS X, Linux Motif or the GTK, Microsoft Windows, Photon, AIX, HP/UX platforms, and other supported platforms, Eclipse users can develop applications in Java with the “true look-and-feel of the platform,” according to the folks at the Eclipse Foundation.