I have been looking around to find references to Eclipse when it was first launched. There is lots of stuff but here are some of the more interesting things:
- the original press release announcing the eclipse.org consortium
- thanks to the Wayback machine, the eclipse.org web site, circa Sept. 25, 2001.
- the original announcement was reported on CNN
- a detailed article on JavaWorld that talk about how Eclipse could impact the Java tools market.
- bug #1 in bugzilla
- Philipp Tiedt was kind enough to post a screenshot of Eclipse 1.0
What else would you add? Feel free to add a link in the comments section.