You don't have to be a Java developer to help with the CFEclipse project. There are many other things that non-Java coders can do: documentation, answer mailing list support questions, and help maintain content on the CFEclipse wiki.
If you know Java and would like to help, submitting patches is the best way to get committer status. If you have an idea and want to add a feature, let us know so that committers won't step on each others' toes. We also have instructions to check out and build CFEclipse from source on our wiki.
If you'd like to help, Java coder or not, join the mailing list and introduce yourself.
We would love to hear from you.
Please remember that project members currently volunteer their spare time to work on CFEclipse, provide support and manage the project.