RAP 1.0 M6 - New and Noteworthy
This document will become the New and Noteworthy page for the next milestone release and meanwhile serves to document the development progress.
All features documented here can be obtained from CVS HEAD.
With the effort to provide all API for this milestone, some of the work areas are noteworthy
|Extension Point move||
To be with RAP as near as possible at the original implementation of RCP we decided to repackage some bits to a new bundle called org.eclipse.rap.ui - an equivalent to the existing org.eclipse.ui plug-in. As a consequence some of the existing extension points have been moved to another namespace. Here is a list with all changes:
The RAP-specific extension points were moved from the org.eclipse.rap.ui.workbench namespace to org.eclipse.rap.ui. This affects:
Extension points for themeing were moved from org.eclipse.rap.swt to the namespace mentioned above. This affects:
To adapt your existing plug-ins
There is initial support for the Forms Toolkit, Forms Editors and the like. The focus was put on API compatibility and functionality rather than mimicking the exact look of RCP Forms. The following is a list of the things that are already available:
Thanks to the donation of a Fortune 500 corporation we were able to acquire additional resources to have this implemented.
The above features are just the ones that are new since the previous milestone build. Summaries for earlier milestone builds:
New for RAP 1.0 milestone build M5 (July 13, 2007)
New for RAP 1.0 milestone build M4 (June 08, 2007)
New for RAP 1.0 milestone build M3 (April 27, 2007)
New for RAP 1.0 milestone build M2 (March 2, 2007)