The Ecere SDK first open-source is completed: 0.44 "Ryoan-ji"

Following through on the initial open-source announcement on devmaster

The Ecere Cross-Platform SDK open source release has just reached its official 0.44 “Ryoan-ji” milestone.

It is available for download from as:

The Ecere SDK is a Software Development Kit including:

  • An elegant, easy to learn C style object oriented programming language: eC
  • A light, fast and flexible cross-platform GUI toolkit.
  • An IDE including a code editor, visual object designer, project management and debugger.
  • A powerful 2D/3D graphics engine.
  • Libraries for networking, file access, databases, multithreading and much more.

Some of the highlights of this release include:

  • Support for Native Window decorations, toolbars and tool tips
  • A new JSON-based EPJ project format with powerful project settings
  • Internationalization, with Chinese and Spanish translations ready
  • Improved eC Distributed Objects
  • A bunch of new samples, PowerPoint Tutorials and extras (SSLSocket, an audio library, WIA Scanning…)
  • Many issues resolved: see change log at


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