Author: Elias Volanakis

As a Riena committer, it's always nice to see people taking interest in Riena. Feedback  at EclipseCon has been very positive. I was also impressed by  RedView - a UI-generator based on EMF and Riena, which is becoming available soon. Now James Sugrue wrote "Riena - A New Adventure in Eclipse" over on DZone. The article introduces Riena, walks you through installation, shows how to create and theme an application...

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For simple RCP Applications the Perspective-Switcher widget that ships with Eclipse is overloaded and cumbersome to use. We are going to get rid of it and replace it with an equivalent menu and/or toolbar for switching perspectives. Both should have an indicator to show which perspective is currently active. Hiding the Perspective-Switcher To hide the Perspective-Switcher we go to our ApplicationWorkbenchWindowAdvisor and instruct the IWorkbenchWindowConfigurer to not show...

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Riena 3.5.M6 is available, just in time for EclipseCon (new and noteworthy).  The Riena highlights at the conference next week: Come to the Riena BOF on Tuesday to discuss the project with the team. As one of the committers behind the UI (Ridgets), I'm looking forward to feedback from developers who consume it or are thinking about using it. If you're new to Riena I highly recommend Christian's talk  'Write...

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Riena 1.1.0 Milestone 5 shipped today (download).  Since the 1.0 release a month ago we Riena committers have been busy with several new features:   Riena is now based on Eclipse 3.5 and joined the Galileo Release Train. The Look-and-Feel subsystem can now apply settings to ViewParts as well. To enable this behavior you need to set the system property 'riena.lnf.update.view' to 'true'. By they way, the LnF...

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The RAP team just announced the availability of RAP 1.1 M3. Some new things in this release: UI Mouse Events - Controls will notify mouse listeners on mouse up, down and double-click events. Theming Variants - Define multiple theming styles for the for the same widget type. Want blue buttons and green buttons? Now you can do it. Background Images - You can now use a background image on most controls. Transparency...

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My colleagues from the RAP Team have created proof-of-concept implementation of a web-enabled Draw2D port. This could eventually allow you to port existing graphical applications based on the GEF/Draw2D frameworks to the web. Click here to watch the video. So will this be available as part of Eclipse RAP soon? No, this work was intended as a feasibility study. At this point we are looking for parties that...

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Here are two amazing screenshots from a RAP-based application which was unveiled earlier this month. The team at CAS Software launched a hosted CRM solution based on RAP. They did a great job of customizing and polishing the RAP UI to create a unique look-and-feel. Calendar View The calendar supports drag-drop, transparency and instant input (click-and-type). Contacts Details This is screen shot of the contact details view. Note the...

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Below are some brief instructions on how to import and run the RAP Calculator Example, which I currently use in my talks. Special thanks to all of you who attended my recent talks at the Salem Java User Group (download the slides) and the Seattle Code Camp. Installation Instructions Note: the example needs RAP 1.1 M1 or newer. It will not work with RAP 1.0. To install RAP...

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Just two weeks to go 'til the next EclipseCon. Once again the schedule is packed with ten parallel sessions and a dazzling amount of interesting talks.The list below will help you spot the RAP-specific talks and tutorials.Monday, March 17thTutorial - Getting started with RAP development, 08:00-10:00, CypressTutorial - From RCP to RCP/RAP. Conversion and Single-Sourcing Techniques, 10:30-12:30, CypressWednesday, March 19thRAP vs GWT - Which AJAX...

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