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Restarting an e4 application with the intial workbench.e4xmi

e4 applications by default remember the state when getting shutdown and restore that state on the next restart. This is the behavior most people expect from an application but there are situations people would like to reset the application into its original state or maybe the developer wants that e.g. after having installed/uninstalled certain new […]

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SWTonFX – JavaFX Canvas with many clipping calls == unacceptable slow

Inspired by a twitter discussion started by Andres Almiray if NatTable could be run in JavaFX application I checked out the sources, added some missing API to SWTonFX GC implementation and voila it renders a NatTable sample as the SWT version does The problem The “only” problem is it takes an unacceptable time to do […]

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e(fx)clipse – All-in-one updated to Luna RC1

I’ve just updated our nightly all-in-one builds to Luna RC1, while you get some platform fixes the most important change for JavaFX devs is that all the JavaDoc holes are now closed and you should see JavaDoc on any property-method you hover (see my post on Luna M7 to see what I’m talking about). I […]

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maven-tycho 0.20.0 and java8 source code

People writing e4/OSGi JavaFX application these days will most likely do it using JavaFX8 and probably they then make use of Java8 language features as well. While the latest milestones of Eclipse 4.4 Luna have Java8 support with it your favorite build tool maven-tycho 0.20.0 for those applications is not yet directly supporting java8 because […]

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Reuse your e4 SWT-Part implementation in e4 on JavaFX

Have you ever considered to switch from SWT to JavaFX but had abandoned it because it would require you to rewrite all your SWT UI code or you want to stick with SWT because you want to publish your e4 application on the web using RAP but on the desktop SWT simply doesn’t allow you […]

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e(fx)clipse – All-In-One downloads upgraded to Luna M7 – Why care?

I’ve just updated the All-In-One downloads to Luna M7 and there are multiple reasons you should care: General improvements and bugfixes JDT Java8 improvements JDT understand JavaFX-Properties-JavaDoc For those of you writing JavaFX applications and wondered why no JavaDoc was shown when they hovered e.g. Stage#setOnCloseRequest(), getOnCloseRequest() and onCloseRequest() should take a look at the […]

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SWT on JavaFX update-site available

Just for those who want to give SWT on JavaFX a try themselves you can now grab the nightly bits from To develop a plain SWT/JavaFX app (no OSGi!) you should add the following jars: org.eclipse.fx.runtime.swt_1.0.0.$buildtimestamp.jar: this is the real SWT implementation org.eclipse.fx.runtime.swtutil_1.0.0.$buildtimestamp.jar: this is a set of utility classes who close the gap […]

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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 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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