Category Archives: e4

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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e4 – Relation between Eclipse 4.1 and XWT

Today someone approach me and his introduction statement was that he’s interested in XWT and was told that Eclipse 4.1 is built upon XWT. I’ll restate the same I’ve stated in all of my talks: XWT is a technology developed … Continue reading

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