Eclipse RT is designed to foster, promote and house runtime efforts in the Eclipse Community . It is part of a larger move to drive Eclipse Equinox-based technology across a broad range of computing environments and problem domains. These efforts strive towards the common goal of providing a uniform component model across a wide variety of computing environments. The Equinox framework and OSGi form the basis of this infrastructure.
Eclipse RT projects target "clients" and "servers" across embedded devices, desktops, and enterprise systems, and provide those intermediate software services which enable applications to be more easily and concisely constructed across these environments. This supports and extends the Equinox vision of a consistent programming and component model where developers create application domain code that runs on a variety of platforms.
By providing a consistent symmetric architecture, Eclipse RT technology enables developers to focus on the business problem at hand and still have many system architecture options available at deployment time.