Thanks all who responded to my previous
note. As we did for the styling roundup, it'd be great if people
could fill in a bit of information about a proposed technology as prep
for us all for a call.
At your earliest convenience, please
take a moment to fill in an entry in the following table: http://wiki.eclipse.org/E4/DeclarativeUI/Declarative_Construction_Roundup
You'll notice a striking resemblance
to the styling one we did, about midway down http://wiki.eclipse.org/E4/DeclarativeUI/Styling_Roundup.
The idea here is that providing the
information shouldn't be laborious on the part of the presenter, but enough
for everyone to get started investigating. We'll then have a bakeoff
call, post slides and notes back to the wiki.
We should aim to have the call in a
----- Forwarded by Kevin
McGuire/Ottawa/IBM on 11/04/2008 06:16 PM -----
10/14/2008 05:49 PM
"E4 developer list"
Declarative UI roundup?
As you may recall, in August we had
a Styling roundup to look at the different available skinning technologies.
While organizing it, we discussed also wanting to do one for declarative
There was a lot of interest at the time,
and there's been lots of discussion on this list lately about different
declarative UI technologies/approaches. I think the Styling one went
well so I was wondering if folks wanted to do one for declarative UIs?
Seehttp://wiki.eclipse.org/E4/DeclarativeUI/Styling_Roundup for an
This would involve some people volunteering
to do a short presentation on a particular technology, either their own
(e.g. XSWT) or one they are familiar with (e.g. XUL). There'd be
some prep in putting a small amount of information on the e4 wiki, then
a call with presentations. The idea is to have some decent content
to discuss but not create a big presentation job for folks, so the emphasis
would be on short presentations (and also out of the interest of keeping
the call to say 1.5 hours which will be a challenge I think).
The goals of the call would include
but not be limited to:
1) All getting on the "same page"
with respect to the different technology choices available to us.
2) Open discussion of pros/cons of different
3) What problems we believe it will
solve in the e4 context.
4) Hopefully come away with a small
number of "most promising" technologies which the community could
focus on in e4.
Any interest? Note that this is
community driven content, so "yes" would mean "yes I'll
sign up to provide some content".