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e4 and RAP [message #997708] Tue, 08 January 2013 15:29 Go to next message
Phill Perryman is currently offline Phill Perryman
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Does anyone know if there are any plans (and if so when) to support a pure e4 RCP in RAP.

I have seen a few references to it but they all included words like experiment and were a while back.

We are beig encouraged to move to e4 RCP from 3.x but that is no use if RAP will then not be available
Re: e4 and RAP [message #998064 is a reply to message #997708] Wed, 09 January 2013 09:44 Go to previous message
Ralf Sternberg is currently offline Ralf Sternberg
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Hi Phill,

Unfortunately, E4 does not yet support multi-user environments. Writing
a renderer for RAP is simple, but the e4 bugs collected in [1] are real
blockers.

But there may be an interesting alternative for RAP applications: if we
could support the most important annotations that are used in E4, that
would enable you to write code that runs on Eclipse 4 and also on RAP,
maybe with a different, light-weight UI model. That's something we plan
to look into soon.

Regards,
Ralf

[1] 392977: Support multi-user applications on a server
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=392977

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