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Re: [cdt-dev] CDT and RAP

RAP replaces the SWT component, so in theory you shouldn't need to do any code changes. But I'm not sure that there aren't limitations that may cause problems at runtime.

You should also check out (or .org) as a JavaScript IDE in browser. Plus, a bespin back-end for E4 was demod - Eclipse wiki has a page on E4/Bespin


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On 6 Apr 2009, at 04:17, Doug Schaefer <doug.schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I have my personal opinions on Web IDEs. I think there is a future
there, but for it's going to be a lot of work to get such IDEs usable.
And I seriously question whether SWT or RAP is the write architecture
for Web UIs. I think a better approach would be to create a more natural UI in JavaScript from scratch that interacts with a server-side Eclipse.


On Sun, 2009-04-05 at 15:47 -0700, paulb777 wrote:
Since this thread is more than a year old, I wanted to check if anyone has thought further about running CDT on RAP (or GDK or anything else to make it
a Web application)

Leveraging the Web for C/C++ development has the potential to unchain
developers from a specific piece of desktop hardware, simplify
configuration, and improve the developer collaboration of code and


Hi *,

well, I am not in the RAP team, but personally I wouldn't want to run JDT,
CDT, or similar complex IDEs as a RAP application.

At the moment. ;-)

But ten years ago I didn't think that I would ever run a complete IDE in a

On the other hand there might be some interesting usecases for CDT and RAP
the future, usecases that will be possible with such a solution. But
currently it is not possible to port such applications because of the
StyledText in RAP.

At EclipseCon there is a tutorial on single sourcing RCP and RAP:

Hope this helps...


On Friday 07 March 2008, Mike Wrighton wrote:

Does anyone know much about the RAP (Rich Ajax Platform) and more
specifically whether it would be at all feasible to port some or all of
CDT to use it, instead of RCP? From what I understand, it replaces some of the graphical parts of the Eclipse platform (SWT, JFace, the workbench) with cut-down implementations that generate Ajax code so that you can effectively run Eclipse inside a browser. I suspect this would be a huge project but I haven't found much documentation yet on porting existing


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