|Glimmer on RCP ? [message #565747]
||Sat, 13 December 2008 00:49
| Ketan Padegaonkar
Registered: July 2009
Alright, so we're considering glimmer as a tool to throw up wizards and |
views and all things SWT.
The SWT examples that are available on the glimmer home page are quite a
compelling reason, I must say! We've done a few spikes around using
plain ruby jruby to throw up some sample views.
There are several questions that come to mind as far as integrating
glimmer into RCP is concerned:
- jruby, ruby base libraries and other gems
This is one of the highest concerns. This aspect gets funny when the
eclipse class loader, and service discovery is involved.
- my own plugins
Do I package my plugins as a jar? Will the require statements in ruby
code continue to work? I guess not.
- how would I unit test this code from a PDE-JUnit test launch, from
within eclipse and also headless
interoperability with testing tools
- JTestr http://jtestr.codehaus.org/
Testing eclipse interfaces apps is a royal pain. JTestr makes it easy to
test java code using jruby, and integrates with most ruby/java testing
frameworks like rspec, mocha, junit, testng.
I'm sure there will be other questions that come to mind over the course
of time, but I wanted to understand what are some of opinions and neat
tips from the folks at glimmer.