Category Archives: e4

Eclipse 4 L&F on Linux

I’ve read some reports from people who don’t like the new L&F. I don’t want to discuss this what I’d like to present you is how you can get the old L&F almost back. The default answer you’ll get is … Continue reading

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So you used internal API

Inspired by a question that was asked twiced on the newsgroup about internal “API” that is missing in Eclipse 4.x although the feature is still there when interacting with the IDE The API in question was: … I needed an … Continue reading

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Why is Eclipse 4 better than Eclipse 3

So there are many people around asking themselves why the hell did they rewrite the whole foundation of the Eclipse SDK while I as a user of the SDK don’t gain any benefits on first sight. I’m try to collect … Continue reading

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e(fx)clipse 0.0.8 released

Another few weeks have passed and here is a new release of e(fx)clipse. There are not many new features but the stuff available already has been improved. Let’s look at the most important things one by one: e(fx)clipse now has … Continue reading

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Eclipse 4.1: Run your 3.x RCP in 4.1

So there are many 3.x-RCP application and their developers who’d like to run their RCP-Apps ontop of the Eclipse 4.1 RCP (Attention: Don’t mix this up with the Eclipse 4 Application Platform – I’ve blogged about lately). The Eclipse 4.1 … Continue reading

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Eclipse 4.1 Application Platform – A platform for anyone

This post is dedicated to “Eclipse 4.1 Application Platform” (EAP). So what is the EAP? In short it is a Widget-Toolkit agonstic UI-Application framework for OSGi which provides the following features: An extensible central application model abstracting the main concepts … Continue reading

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How to apply the e4 programming model to 3.x

So while I could only encourage everyone to use the Eclipse 4.1 Application Platform (EAP) to write UI-applications, this post is for those who have existing 3.x code which they want to refactor step by step to run on EAP. … Continue reading

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Using Xtext to create JavaFX-CSS Editor

While working on the example application showed in my last blog I missed the possibility to edit the CSS-Files used to theme JavaFX-applications. Having heard about Xtext and that it allows one easily create editors for your DSL (and CSS … Continue reading

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Taking JavaFX for a spin

So it’s been about 2 weeks ago when a JavaFX beta was released to the public and I could not resist to bring up some Windows and give it a try. First of all I’m quite impressed on the features … Continue reading

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e4 – Fundamental Overview on the Eclipse 4 Application Platform

In my last blog post I talked very short about the relation of XWT and the Eclipse 4 Application platform. It looks like many people are mixing things up. In this post I’ll try to give a deeper look into … Continue reading

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