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SWT app running as collection of plugins, not JARs? [message #498814] Wed, 18 November 2009 17:25 Go to next message
Dave Combs is currently offline Dave CombsFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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(As this is my first post, if you could please point me elsewhere if I'm
in the wrong group with this...)

We've been working on an RCP app, but discovering that we're not
actually getting enough value or layout configurability with RCP views
and editors, while SWT/JFace seems to fit the bill nicely. However,
we'd still like to use the Eclipse plugin architecture, and start the
SWT app as a plugin, rather than completely standalone via 'java
-classpath' with a bunch of JARs. To do this, do I just need to replace
the 'Application.start' method that Eclipse normally provides (that
calls PlatformUI.createAndRunWorkbench())? Or is something else
required? Is there an example someplace that I can look at that does
this--uses plugins and SWT/JFace, but doesn't use the Eclipse Workbench?

Thanks!
Dave
Re: SWT app running as collection of plugins, not JARs? [message #499264 is a reply to message #498814] Fri, 20 November 2009 15:38 Go to previous message
Grant Gayed is currently offline Grant GayedFriend
Messages: 2151
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
The eclipse.platform.rcp newsgroup is probably the best place for this
question.

Grant


"Dave Combs" <combs@pobox.com> wrote in message
news:4B042E25.30709@pobox.com...
> (As this is my first post, if you could please point me elsewhere if I'm
> in the wrong group with this...)
>
> We've been working on an RCP app, but discovering that we're not
> actually getting enough value or layout configurability with RCP views
> and editors, while SWT/JFace seems to fit the bill nicely. However,
> we'd still like to use the Eclipse plugin architecture, and start the
> SWT app as a plugin, rather than completely standalone via 'java
> -classpath' with a bunch of JARs. To do this, do I just need to replace
> the 'Application.start' method that Eclipse normally provides (that
> calls PlatformUI.createAndRunWorkbench())? Or is something else
> required? Is there an example someplace that I can look at that does
> this--uses plugins and SWT/JFace, but doesn't use the Eclipse Workbench?
>
> Thanks!
> Dave
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