Author: Chris Aniszczyk

The RAP team just announced the availability of RAP 1.3 M5! If you're interested in single-sourcing Eclipse-based applications, please give it a try. In the 1.3 M5 release, the RAP team added more SWT API to make single sourcing existing applications easier: Composite#layout( Control[], int ) MouseEvent#stateMask Widget#reskin( int ) and SWT.Skin event ImageData ImageLoader ImageLoaderEvent The team also added IApplication support which simply translates into one less extension point you have to use...

Read More

Today, the Eclipse Foundation announced two new projects at Eclipse.org, Graphiti and Virgo. The Graphiti project aims to offer an Eclipse-based graphics framework to enable easy development of state-of-the-art diagram editors for domain models. SAP plans to contribute the developed framework. This could have a large impact in the Eclipse Modeling space where graphic modeling is only getting better and better. The contribution is also important...

Read More

The RAP team is proud to announce the fourth milestone for the Eclipse Helios release. What's new? Well, RAP now supports drag and drop semantics. The user can use the mouse and keyboard the way he is used to in his desktop applications to move, copy or link data. The API is SWT-compatible, using DragSource, DropTarget and Transfer. JFace ControlDecoration support has been added to RAP...

Read More

Last week, Jeff McAffer and I had the honor to attend the Eclipse Vienna DemoCamp hosted at the beautiful TU Vienna campus. There were about 80 people that showed up and many interesting talks were given. Instead of going through all of them, I'll highlight some of the ones I personally enjoyed. The day started with Werner Keil giving a talk about the Spatio-Temporal Epidemiological Modeler...

Read More

I enjoy seeing people use EclipseRT technology in the wild. Recently I met and spoke with Austin Riddle from the Texas Center for Applied Technology (TCAT) about how they are using the Eclipse Rich Ajax Platform (RAP) and what applications they are building with it. 1. What does your application(s) do? We have several live RAP applications that take the form of information dashboards. These dashboards...

Read More

As an Eclipse committer, I love to see Eclipse technology used in a variety of places. Last week, at the EclipseRT Day in Austin, Austin Riddle and Cole Markham from the Texas Center of Applied Technology gave a presentation on how EclipseRT technology is used in emergency management and threat simulation scenarios. They get bonus points for a Movember reference in their slides. They also had the coolest...

Read More

I'm not sure if people noticed this last week, but there's been discussion of providing a simplified p2 ui by refactoring out the Mylyn discovery user interface and pushing it down the stack. Mik Kersten alluded to this in his blog entry last week, where having a simple discovery and install mechanism can help grow an ecosystem. I think this enhancement would alleviate a common problem...

Read More