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Comprehensive E4 Application example [message #1010612] Sun, 17 February 2013 21:16 Go to next message
Thomas Fischer is currently offline Thomas FischerFriend
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Hi all,

I'm evaluating E4 at the moment regarding the possibility to base a re-write of some software on it. I've worked through a lot of the tutorials I've found across the net and I've made quite some progress with those, but what I haven'nt been able to uncover was some comprehensive example project that demonstrates how the concepts those tutorials teach are supposed to work together "in the wild".

What I'm looking for is a project that is pretty much pure-E4 (If I do it, I want to do it right from the beginning), that has some actual real-world functionality, i.e. isn't a purely theoretical demonstrator, but that isn't so huge either that I have to spend days just trying to work out what goes where.

Can anyone recommend a good project to look at?

Yes, I've thought about looking at the Eclipe Project, but that is on the one hand much too large and on the other hand hardly a good demonstrator on grounds-up E4 design.

Greetings, Thomas
Re: Comprehensive E4 Application example [message #1011416 is a reply to message #1010612] Tue, 19 February 2013 14:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Sopot Cela is currently offline Sopot CelaFriend
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Unfortunately most of what I know are not open source or worse are internal to some company. I've built a functional client for the mqtt protocol in https://github.com/scela/org.eclipse.e4.paho.client just for the fun of it. It may not be some super-uber enterprise app but I've used some e4 goodies there IIRC. Maybe it helps. There's a discussion about this client here also https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=390130
Re: Comprehensive E4 Application example [message #1011441 is a reply to message #1011416] Tue, 19 February 2013 15:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Thomas Schindl is currently offline Thomas SchindlFriend
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Hi,

I'm working on a medium sized real world app but this application uses
JavaFX but beside that you can probably learn many things from it about
e4, di, application structuring, services, ... - or you come to the
darkside and ditch SWT in favor of ;-)

I've just started working on it, so things are still a bit in the flux.
The idea is to have a small social coding IDE which integrates (Git,
Bitbucket, Stackoverflow, CI-Server, ...).

You can find my code at https://bitbucket.org/tschindl/bitbucketmgr

Tom

Am 19.02.13 15:42, schrieb Sopot Cela:
> Unfortunately most of what I know are not open source or worse are
> internal to some company. I've built a functional client for the mqtt
> protocol in https://github.com/scela/org.eclipse.e4.paho.client just for
> the fun of it. It may not be some super-uber enterprise app but I've
> used some e4 goodies there IIRC. Maybe it helps. There's a discussion
> about this client here also
> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=390130
Re: Comprehensive E4 Application example [message #1011465 is a reply to message #1010612] Tue, 19 February 2013 15:42 Go to previous message
Jo Jaquinta is currently offline Jo JaquintaFriend
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I'm, pretty much, in the same position you are. I could not find a comprehensive example that demonstrated all the technologies I would need to ship my product.
Instead I tried to touch upon each of the things I needed, and verify they work or were in a state that could be working by ship time. Our conclusion was to go with the e4 application model. There are a lot of rough spots (the help system being the biggest) but we want a technology we can stick with for the next 4-5 years. The short term problems with e4 will be challenging, but in a few years sticking with 3.x era stuff will inhibit us.
If you have a more static application, or longer horizons, you might wait a bit before starting to convert to e4. If you are planning major extensions to your application in the next year or two, it might be better to bite the bullet now.
Just my $.02
Jo


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