As with every service release the main aspect is to provide bug fixes which didn't get into the 1.0 release. Here are some of the more noteworthy things available in the service release which is now available for download.
See the Bug List which contains all bugs fixed for this service release besides those fixes items not tracked by Bugzilla:
We addressed some critical performance issues in order to have better response times for the user of RAP applications.
|National Language Suport (NLS)||
The growing need for multi-language applications led us to provide
NLS support in RAP. With this your application will be translated based
on the locale of the user. You only need to activate it and provide the
translations for your application.
To have the same abilities like the original implementation of SWT and JFace you're now able to deploy RAP applications without the dependency to an OSGi implementation (e.g. Equinox). This means you can use RWT and JFace standalone without the whole bunch of bundles sitting on top like the Workbench which is useful for simple applications.
Many users complain about missing API which is not yet implemented in RAP. As the RAP team decided to not implement NOPs we still see the need of the community in order to "single-source" applications. With patch fragments you're now able to "patch" existing RAP bundles to add classes/methods by either implementing them yourself or just having empty bodies to let your application compile. The RAP team is not proud if this solution or encourages you to do this. We just wanted have at least the possibility to do so. See fragments how to use this technique and use with care.