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|Re: Difference between e4 and Eclipse SDK 4.0? [message #645306 is a reply to message #644894]
||Thu, 16 December 2010 12:50
| Paul Webster
Registered: July 2009
On 12/14/2010 11:16 AM, John Lussmyer wrote:|
> So, any recommendations on which to use if I want to start work on a
> standalone application?
> I was looking at RCP because I needed the Docking, Command handling,
> Menu handling, etc.. all the framework parts of an app.
> (Adding plugin support is a bonus in my case.)
If you are following a more traditional RCP cookbook and need things
like preference support, the Keys preference page, new/import/export
wizards, hooking into run/debug support, etc, you would probably want
Eclipse 3.6 (3.7 if you don't mind tracking milestones). How much of
the pre-packaged RCP functionality do you want to consume?
You can write a "pure" e4 app without the compatibility layer (which is
what turns e4 into 4.1) but it might limit access to some of the
pre-packaged RCP functionality like wizards and preferences. But you
still have access to parts, perspectives, stacks and sashes for layout,
commands,handlers,menus, and keybindings.
See the Contacts  and Photo  demos for an example of what can be
done with e4 RCP apps.
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