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I was helping a colleague today with a key binding issue that I think is fairly common. To illustrate the problem, let's look at what happens when you press CMD+N in the RCP mail sample: What!? New Project Wizard? That's not what I wanted! In this case, I actually wanted a 'New Message' to pop up instead of that new wizard. I don't want any of...

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The Ganymede Release Train is about to arrive (or leave?) on June 25th 2008 and RAP 1.1 is on-board along with 22 other projects. The busy weeks of pre-release polishing, bug fixing and stress-testing lie behind us. Now is the time talk about what's new in this release, meet other Eclipse enthusiasts and even celebrate a little. If you want to learn more about RAP 1.1 join...

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As Neil pointed out in Having fun with RAP and OSGi there is a challenge for us rappers: Provide a look & feel of RAP applications suitable for the web. We do not claim that we are completely there, but introducing the PresentationFactory is a big step forward. You now no longer depend on our design capabilities, just do it yourself. And to help you get...

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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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