Eclipse as Application Framework

  1. MyEclipse Archived
  2.  > 
Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)
  • Author
  • #204813 Reply

    Just re-read the Genuitec “Trends in Technology” article.

    Any plans by Eclipse, MyEclipse or others to provide a stripped-down Eclipse framework that implements Genuitec’s wishlist of changes (i.e., decoupling and conversion of JFace to plugin, refactoring of org.eclipse.ui to move hard-coded menus and menu items into ActionSet’s, refactoring of Workbench to allow “empty” application)?

    Thanks, Don

    #204818 Reply

    Todd Williams


    Glad you like the article. The original version of it is available from the Genuitec website’s library section here: http://www.genuitec.com/library.htm. Actually, a lot has gone on since I wrote it and I’m pleased to let you know that basically all my ideas and more were adopted by the Eclipse team and are now part of the Eclipse Rich Client Platform. All the details about it can be found here:

    Additionally, there was an entire track of presentations on it at EclipseCon and those slides are available online here: http://www.eclipsecon.org.


    #204871 Reply


    Thanks!! We’re looking at the possibility of rewriting a VB6 desktop app that is constantly being kludged to work with other tools. I’m trying to keep the Eclipse Application Framework visible as an alternative to building our own in .NET. The Eclipse framework is already there, it has a good set of rules for adding functionality (i.e., plugins), it has it’s own built-in upgrade capability — why not take advantage of it.


Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)
Reply To: Eclipse as Application Framework

You must be logged in to post in the forum log in