SD Times just did a special report titled ‘Can Linux Get a Lift from Eclipse‘. Hmm, not sure about the title but the report is pretty decent and the general conclusion is that Eclipse is ideally suited for cross platform development; native, hard core Linux developers will probably stay with vi and emacs.
I tend to agree and it is timely to see Adobe announce an alpha release of their Flex Builder for Linux. Another great example of a company using Eclipse for cross platform development.
btw, SD Times had a companion piece about Eclipse in the Embedded Linux community.