"[Orion] is still very early-days, but I expect Orion will be as important for Web developers as the initial Eclipse Java IDE was for Java developers," said Eclipse Executive Director Mike Milinkovich, in a statement released by Eclipse. "Right now we are looking for people who are interested in using or adopting Orion and who are interested in participating in the community."
The Orion hosted service is open to the first 5,000 developers signing up at . Additional slots may be added at some point. Developers also can install the Orion server on their own computers.