Wow. We will check this as very
soon and get back to you.
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02/05/2009 09:28 AM
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[e4-dev] GDE: a PDE Based GWT Development
This email is about GWT Development Environment (GDE): a PDE based GWT
Development Tool. (GWT, web toolkit delivered by Google. Details can be
found here: http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/)
Comments, ideas, guides are most welcome! My plan for this is to make it
more compatible/ integrated with PDE, which it is based on.
GDE enables GWT developers utilize features of PDE, to build web application
It makes the Ajax development experience as same as RCP development: define
extension points, implement extensions from other plug-in, debug/ run GWT
application like normal RCP applications: define target platform, includes
several plug-ins required, and run/ debug the application on target
What I have done so far approves that the difference between RCP/ Desktop
application development and GWT/ Web application development can be very
2. Here is what I have done so far
In short, I have created a prototype, which can show the key ideas of GDE.
Details can be found here:
1) GDE Core Features
This is PDE based plug-in, which includes GDE project nature, GWT launcher:
debug/ run. Also GDE preferences and other support functionalities
2) GWT Base Plug-in:
similar with org.eclipse.core.runtime, I have created 2 plug-in:
gwt.core.runtime, and gwt.osgi: where includes the implementation of Bundle,
BundleActivator, BundleContext, Application, Product, Platform, etc.
3) A demo application, as a POC
This test application, demonstrates the concept and implementation of the
A simple article to explain the GDE can be found here:
3. Big Picture
1) full implement the debug/ test/ build:
the item I'm currently working on is headless builder: build the GDE/ GWT
application with ant, which enables headless build.
2) enrich the GWT Plug-in system:
some important plug-ins include gwt.ui: defines perspectives, view parts
I have done some very basic definitions, but needs to find a better GWT
features to implement similar Layout/ Composite features which was provided
by Eclipse/ SWT.
Please feel free to let me know if need more details on GDE, or you are
facing problems to run the test application.
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