Today ends my first week at Liferay so I guess I should introduce myself officially. I joined Liferay as a software engineer and will lead the effort for official IDE tooling from Liferay. Previously, I worked for Genuitec, LLC in Dallas, TX, who makes the MyEclipse IDE product. For over 5 years I was a senior developer for MyEclipse and have been around the eclipse ecosystem for awhile. Through a series of providential events I found out about Liferay and what a great company it was and their specific need for some help in the tooling area, especially on Eclipse. So I joined the team!
I've spent the whole week out in the LA office and it has been great meeting everyone and getting to work for a few days with them. So after a my first few days, Brian Chan and I mapped out a 2 month plan for the first release of Liferay IDE. You can see the 1.0 release plan in a wiki document below. This document is a work-in-progress and will be changing some over the next 2 months.
Since we are still in the early design stage of Liferay IDE I would love to hear feedback from the community on requirements and use-cases, or in generally things that bug you the most about using Eclipse and Liferay. :)
Jorge graciously setup a forums category here for discussion about Liferay IDE.
Once again its an honor to join such a great team and I'm really looking forward to working with you all (or yall if you live in Texas like me).