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RAP CSS Tooling

While I was working on sample for “Eclipse4 on RAP” I had to use RAP CSS to get a mobile like behavior. The CSS/Themeing support in RAP is quite powerful but one has to have a web-page opened to see all possible attributes applicable to a certain control which is not how we are used […]

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e(fx)clipse 0.9.0 – All-in-one downloads updated to Kepler SR2

Just a very short notice that I’ve updated our All-In-One downloads from e(fx)clipse 0.9.0 are updated to Kepler SR2 + JDT Java8 feature patch. If you grab the SDK from http://efxclipse.bestsolution.at/install.html you will get: Eclipse 4.3.2 SDK JDT-Feature-Patch for Java8 e(fx)clipse 0.9.0 Xtext 2.5.1 EGit 3.0.3 WST-XML 3.5.2 Subclipse 1.8.22 Getting started with Java8 and […]

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Eclipse on JavaFX (a short video) and next steps

Eclipse on SWT on JavaFX Video / Java8 Launch Panel on e(fx)clipse As I’ve been at EclipseCon last week and showed our work on JavaFX tooling and SWT on JavaFX I wanted to share the video I used in the talk. It was BTW great to see an e(fx)clipse an Eclipse Project (at around Minute […]

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Eclipse on JavaFX – Get Dark – The power of JavaFX CSS

This is just a short post based on a question I received on twitter: Can one use JavaFX CSS to theme the IDE? Answer: Of course you can! I don’t know myself why people like the dark themes so much but well some do and making your IDE go black with SWT on JavaFX is […]

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SWT on JavaFX is now at part of e(fx)clipse

I’ve already outlined in one of my posts about SWT on FX that we are contributing our work on the port to Eclipse.org. We decided not to contribute it to the SWT project but work on it inside e(fx)clipse. There are multiple reason for this and we are not totally against moving the sources to […]

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Embedding Swing into SWT on Java8

If have have you ever faced the problem to embed Swing into your SWT application you know how nasty things get because you always have to synchronize between the SWT & Swing event loop. So if you have code like: You might not be suprised that this all can lead to fairly complex and unmaintainable […]

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e(fx)clipse 0.9.0 released

We are very pleased to announce the release of e(fx)clipse 0.9.0. This is the first release under the Eclipse.org umbrella and although it took us much longer than estimated we are now in good shape to explore future endenvours. Anyways what’s in the release! Download & Update sites Update site You can install e(fx)clipse 0.9.0 […]

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This somehow looks familiar – Kepler SR1 on SWTonFX

I know it looks completely crashed but well this is what you get when running Kepler on BestSolution.at SWT port which delegates to JavaFX. So there’s still a long long long way to go but to me this screenshot marks a huge break through. I could certainly need some help. So we opensourced or current […]

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e(fx)clipse runtime recipes

This is just a short notice to all user of e(fx)clipse runtime bundles. e(fx)clipse runtime provides many cool features most people don’t know about yet (e.g. our DI support for FXML-Controllers, the adapter system, …). So I started collecting them in our wiki at https://wiki.eclipse.org/Efxclipse/Runtime/Recipes. Some of them are not bound to JavaFX, like our […]

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Introducing SWT on FX

In my last few presentations I’ve introduced what I named “SonF” which is short for SWT on FX. What is it? SWT on FX is an SWT implementation which instead of using the native widget it use JavaFX controls under the covers (similar to what SWT on Swing did some years ago). What is the […]

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