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Eclipse Summit Europe 2007 RCP Experience Workshop

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Hosted by: Wayne Beaton (Eclipse Foundation)

  • Tuesday, 9:00. 4 hours
  • Seminarraum 5

Eclipse Rich Client Platform is being used by many organizations. While demand for RCP development skills continues to rise, it has not reached the kind of fantastic level that is indicative of wholesale adoption. What’s stopping organizations from adopting Eclipse RCP for their applications? What roadblocks need to be removed to enable more organizations to realize success with Eclipse RCP?

Is the way that RCP is packaged and distributed a problem? The code that is referred to as the Eclipse RCP is produced by the platform subproject. This code contains significant functionality but does lack key features that are required for enterprise development. This functionality (at least some of it) is present in other projects, and is distributed separately. Should a more broadly-scoped "RCP" package be distributed? If so, then in what form? Is education a problem? What can/should we do to reduce the learning curve for RCP adopters?

This symposium aims at collecting experiences and requirements "from the field"; that is, it aims to collect real-world experiences from developers who have done real work for real clients building rich client applications (not necessarily using Eclipse RCP). As a minimal goal we hope to produce in a wish list for further development, distribution, and marketing of the Eclipse RCP.

Submitting a position paper in advance is not required to attend this workshop. All ESE conference participants are welcome to participate. Please send an email to Wayne and Christian to reserve a seat.

Planning to attend

  • Georgios K. Nikolaidis
  • Mark Dettinger
  • Christian Hofmann
  • Kiril Mitov
  • Chris Aniszczyk
  • Tom Seidel
  • A. Al-Akkad
  • Andrea Agili
  • Manuel Zini
  • Marco Fabbri
  • Mark Dettinger
  • Anthony Bennis
  • Christian Stellwag

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