RAP 2.0 Launched Today

RAP 2.0

The Eclipse RAP Project has just launched its long-awaited 2.0 version.

With this release, the project has changed its name to “Remote Application Platform” to indicate the transition from a browser platform to a universal platform for remote applications. RAP 2.0 supports alternative clients and has new APIs to distinguish between clients, access client-specific features, and write custom components that use the new protocol. During the past few days, I’ve written a series of blog posts to explain the most important changes and features in RAP 2.0:

1. Remote – The New “R” in RAP
2. The Pillars of the RAP 2.0 API
3. Know Your Client
4. What is Server Push and Why Should I Care?
5. Custom Widgets with RAP 2.0

A detailed list of changes in this release can be found on the project’s New & Noteworthy page. We are excited about the possibilities opened up by the new RAP and hope that you will enjoy working with this release.

The release is available as p2 update sites and as .zip files on the RAP download page.