Yes, I have to pay more attention – the IoT stuff is quite interesting. I had a nice chat with them at EclipseCon where I learned that they actually tried to follow my instructions on running Eclipse RPC on a Raspberry Pi (http://torkild.resheim.no/2013/05/running-eclipse-rcp-applications-on.html
). However things had changed since I wrote them, so it was not so straightforward. Anyway, there is an open Eclipse bug (https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=406749
) with a patch, that would make this process unnecessary when resolved.
The PiPlug project is interesting. It makes it quite easy to write "Eclipse applications" for the Raspberry Pi. Deploying these is as easy as it can get. It's just great for tinkerers, and maybe it can lead to something more serious.
I've just picked up the project and is just now working on adding better support for smaller screen sizes. Hopefully I can make a few meaningful contributions :-)