I just found this interesting note, that the new version of Eclipse will be based on the Netbeans Platform.

This is great news, since it will move Eclipse to the SWING standard and plus: Netbeans Platforms kicks butt!!

Here is a short snippet of the article, but you can read it at the following address

Eclipse Article on Netbeans

Code named "NetClipse", the next version of Eclipse is tentatively scheduled for summer 2007. "NetClipse will be based on the NetBeans Platform," according to new director Tim Cramer, who will continue to serve as the director of Java Tools at Sun. The Eclipse Foundation management will be restructured to resemble the Java Community Process (JCP) with Sun holding a permanent position on the board.