Talk of merging Eclipse and NetBeans is off then, according to this recent post. I can’t say that I’m surprised, since many of the differences between the two ‘platforms’ have become religious issues. What I’d like to see, however, is soome commonality and code sharing between the two where it makes sense. For example in the resource management / virtual file system APIs, or their action API. This kind of thing would make writing plugins that work with multiple IDEs much easier, and would avoid duplication of effort, allowing the developers to enhance the two products in new ways.