Tomorrow I’ll release QxWT 188.8.131.52 as I promised at the start of the year. To show people the power of QxWT and what can be achieved by using it, in conjunction with Eclipse-Tools like EMF and Teneo, I wrote an example application on the last 2 weekends.
First of all using all those OpenSource-Technologies together to create an application is simply fun. It’s been a long time since i worked with Hibernate but with Teneo, I really only needed know EMF and learn to use 2 or 3 JPA-APIs to query for stuff. This shows something I told many people already. EMF is not only useable in RCP-Application, it doesn’t even depend on OSGi. I used it at the backend for the Hibernate integration in an ordinary Jetty-Servlet-Container.
The application looks like this:
- Open a Image-Album
- Overview of images in the album
- Editing meta data to images
- Creating a custom Online-Presentation
- Running Presentation
The whole application is not completely ready, I hoped to be further but you can try it out:
The application uses the following opensource libs:
- QxWT (EPL/LPGL)/qooxdoo (EPL/LPGL)
- GRaphael (LGPL/EPL)/Rapael (MIT)
- EMF+Teneo (EPL)
- Hibernate (LGPL)
- PostgreSQL (MIT)
I have not tested this thoroughly (I only took a look on Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Opera on Mac OS X – Opera seems to have issues with images) so please don’t expect to run everything 100%. The code of the example-application is part of my SVN-Repository but NOT released under an OSS-License! Still you can take a look and learn how to use the QxWT-API.
Things I plan to add in the weeks to come:
- Finish current features and fixing bugs
- Adding more presentation features (Image-Transition, Drop-Shadows, Animation, …) using more Features of Raphael
- Print support to create printable Versions for Calendars, Photo-Books, …
So stay tuned for the release announcement of QxWT 184.108.40.206 tomorrow where I’ll explain features coming with this release and features I plan to add in the next releases.