|Re: Plans for the rendering engine on 2.0 [message #954825 is a reply to message #952388]
||Tue, 23 October 2012 09:24
|| Ralf Sternberg
Registered: July 2009
There are currently no plans at EclipseSource to develop an E4 renderer
for RAP. But we are happy to support everyone who starts this work.
However, during our evaluations of E4 on RAP, we found that the E4
workbench is not yet fully decoupled from SWT. That means that at the
moment, there's more to it than just writing a renderer for RAP. Parts
of the workbench would also have to be ported. But there are efforts in
the E4 project towards a better decoupling .
There are also still a couple of issues in E4 that make it unusable in a
multi-user environment in its current state . Once these issues are
resolved, providing a RAP renderer will be rather easy.
You're not the only one who struggles with the presentation API. I also
wouldn't like to invest in it anymore, as the 3.x workbench is
definitely dead end - there is no further development taking place.
I don't know if this is an alternative for you, but many users decided
to get rid of the workbench and write their application in plain SWT and
JFace, which also results in more lightweight applications.
 e.g. https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=384843
 such as bug 309868, bug 385394, bug 283255
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