Eclipse PDT (PHP Development Tools) 4.0 is included in the release train, with improved performance and backing for PHP 7, which was released late last year. In addition, the Eclipse Docker Tooling project, for deploying Docker containers, has been improved with bug fixes and feature enhancements.
Eclipse User Storage Service is being introduced, providing a storage service for projects to store and retrieve user data and preferences from Eclipse servers. Other projects in Neon include Andmore 0.5.0, which provides an Android tooling environment; Buildship, 1.0.15, which offers plugins for the Gradle build system; Eclipse Tools for Cloud Foundry 1.0.0, featuring tools for the PaaS cloud platform, and EGerrit, for integrating with the Git Gerrit code review system. Also featured are Paho 1.2.0, an internet of things project that provides an implementation of MQTT and MQTT-SN messaging protocols, and EMF Parsley 1.0.0, a framework for UI development based on Eclipse Modeling Framework.
In other improvements, the Eclipse Automated Error Reporting client can now be integrated into any third-party plugin or standalone Rich Client Platform application. The base Eclipse Platform, meanwhile, now includes HiDPI display backing.
Next year's release train is scheduled to be called Oxygen; last year's was dubbed Mars.