e4 is an incubator project for community exploration of future
technologies for the Eclipse Platform.
Originally this project was
used for the development of the underlying engine of the Eclipse 4
platform which concluded with the release of Eclipse 4.
After this the project incubated the new E4 Rich Client Tooling
used to visually create the Application Model. This project also
graduated and is now part of Eclipse Platform.
You can find the E4 tooling in the
Release Train repository.
The projects that are currently cooking here are:
E4 spies is a set of tools to help in developing application using Eclipse 4.
These tools are very helpful when creating a "pure E4" project
the spies makes the development of "pure e4" applications easier
and helps to understand the underlying E4 concepts like "Application Model",
"Events", "Contexts", "Preferences" and "CSS Styling".
Smart Project Importer Framework
Currently, when importing a project, users are facing the difficult choices
of what project they are importing and how to import it. The various
technologies involved in a project can easily be detected by some automated
check, such as presence of specific files, some content in a file or files with
a specific extension. The purpose of the framework is to use such interesting data
to automatically detect the nature of the project and automatically configure it at
best, with very minimal effort from the user.
For more details, see the project wiki..