After reviewing some articles on Eclipse.org I saw this short article by Remy. Yes, it is short, but it shows the basics of how you can search the Eclipse bug system and ultimately submit a patch for a bug. The Eclipse team is very good in responding to bugs and if you can post a suggested fix or code change it gets even easier. This article actually shows how you can submit a bug with a patch and how to use Plug-in Spy.
“The plug-in spy aims to provide a simple tool to introspect Eclipse in terms of what a plug-in developer would find useful. Simply hit ALT+SHIFT+F1 on what you’re looking at, and Plug-in Spy will be presented to you with relevant information. This tool is part of the Eclipse Incubator project. For a complete description of Eclipse incubation please read this.”
So if you have an idea for how to fix some annoying bug in any of your favorite Lotus products that happens to be in the Eclipse layer submit or fix a bug directly to Eclipse!
Referenced article is here.