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== Intro  ==
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Riena supports the new E4 concepts to simplify the implementation of Riena applications in turn. Therefore there is a new branch '''rienaOnE4''' in the [http://git.eclipse.org/c/riena/org.eclipse.riena.git/ Riena Git Repository] where all Riena E4 development happens. (learn more about [[E4]])
  
Eclipse 4 offers some key concepts which ease the development of RCP applications.  
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E4 offers a compatibility layer for existing Eclipse 3.x applications. Riena does not make use of this compatibility layer, but brings native E4 support. Even so, Riena applications built on Eclipse 3.x basis will work with Riena on E4.
  
Among these are
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The following guide will walk through the necessary steps to setup your environment in minutes.
  
*EMF based Workbench Model
 
*Separation of Model and Presenentation
 
*Customizable Rendering Engine
 
*Dependency Injection ( no more Singletons )
 
 
Learn more about [[E4]].
 
 
Riena supports these new concepts to simplify the implementation of Riena applications in turn. Therefore there is a new branch '''rienaOnE4''' in the Riena Git Repository where all Riena E4 development happens.
 
 
E4 offers a compatibility layer for existing Eclipse 3.x applications. Riena does not make use of this compatibility layer, but brings native E4 support. Even so, Riena applications built on Eclipse 3.x basis will work with Riena on E4.
 
 
The following guide will walk through the necessary steps to setup your environment in minutes.
 
  
 
== Set up target platform for Riena apps ==
 
== Set up target platform for Riena apps ==
  
The screenshots in this section were made with the Riena 4 setup, but are also valid for Riena 5.
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Follow [[Riena/GettingStarted| this instruction]] to setup Riena for E4 and launch the example application.
 
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* Download the Eclipse Kepler IDE for your platform and start with a blank workspace. [http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/index-developer.php Eclipse Developer Builds]
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* Download the [http://git.eclipse.org/c/riena/org.eclipse.riena.setup.git/snapshot/RienaSetup_5.0.0.0.zip RienaSetup] project and import it into your workspace.
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[[Image:import_project_RienaSetup.png]]
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* In the imported project, open the file "Riena_5.0.0.0-4x.target" and set the target Platform
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[[Image:target_platform_editor_RienaSetup.png]]
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* Open the "Plug-Ins" view and import "org.eclipse.riena.example.client" as source project.
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[[Image:import_source_project_RienaSetup.png]]
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* Select launch configuration "SWT ExampleApplication E4" and add required plug-ins, then Run it.
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* Now explore the code and plugin.xml in the example project
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== Setup Target Platform ==
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*Add new, empty Target Definition and give it the name ''rienaE4''
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*Select Software Site http://download.eclipse.org/releases/kepler
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*Select following Components
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**''Equinox Target Components''
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**''Eclipse RCP''
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**''Eclipse RCP SDK''
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**''Eclipse RCP Plug-in Developer Resources''
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**Activate ''rienaE4'' Target Platform
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== Get Riena Source Code  ==
 
== Get Riena Source Code  ==
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*Import the Git Repository in Eclipse  
 
*Import the Git Repository in Eclipse  
*Switch to Branch ''rienaOnE4''
 
 
*Checkout additional dependencies using the projectset in ''org.eclipse.riena.releng''
 
*Checkout additional dependencies using the projectset in ''org.eclipse.riena.releng''
  
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*Use the launch configuration ''SWT ExampleApplication '''E4''''' to start the Example Application  
 
*Use the launch configuration ''SWT ExampleApplication '''E4''''' to start the Example Application  
 
**If required, select ''Add Required Plug-Ins'' in the ''Plug-Ins'' tab
 
**If required, select ''Add Required Plug-Ins'' in the ''Plug-Ins'' tab
 
== Get Riena Target Platform ==
 
If you do not want to checkout the Riena sources or just want to build a Riena based application, follow this steps to load the target platform.
 
 
*Open the Target Platform configuration and select the target ''rienaE4'' which you created above
 
*In addition to the components added above, add the Riena Target components from the Software Site http://download.eclipse.org/releases/kepler
 
**''Riena Core Target Components''
 
**''Riena Target Components''
 
**''Riena Samples Target Components''
 
* ''Riena Core Target Components'' and ''Riena Target Components'' will appear twice in the list. Though they have the same names, they are different. Make sure, you select only the ones that include "e4" in their identifier (e.g. org.eclipse.riena.build.feature.core.sdk.e4.feature.group). You can check the identifier usind the "Properties..." button below the list and going to "General Information".
 
 
*Open the ''Plug-Ins'' view, locate the plug-in ''org.eclipse.riena.example.client'' and import it as Source Project into your workspace
 
**This project contains the Launch Configuration for the Riena example client
 
**If required, select ''Add Required Plug-Ins'' in the ''Plug-Ins'' tab (also check ''Include optional dependencies when computing required plug-ins'')
 
  
 
== TODOs ==
 
== TODOs ==
 
*Verify that Riena works with pure E4 applications (E4 Example Client)
 
*Verify that Riena works with pure E4 applications (E4 Example Client)
 
*Use E4 dependency injection (DI) mechanism for the Riena DI implementation
 
*Use E4 dependency injection (DI) mechanism for the Riena DI implementation
*Migrate Riena Toolbox to E4 (Currently Riena Toolbox on E4 is untested)
 

Latest revision as of 11:25, 13 June 2013

Riena supports the new E4 concepts to simplify the implementation of Riena applications in turn. Therefore there is a new branch rienaOnE4 in the Riena Git Repository where all Riena E4 development happens. (learn more about E4)

E4 offers a compatibility layer for existing Eclipse 3.x applications. Riena does not make use of this compatibility layer, but brings native E4 support. Even so, Riena applications built on Eclipse 3.x basis will work with Riena on E4.

The following guide will walk through the necessary steps to setup your environment in minutes.


Set up target platform for Riena apps

Follow this instruction to setup Riena for E4 and launch the example application.

Get Riena Source Code

  • Clone the Riena Git Repository to any location in your file system
 git clone git://git.eclipse.org/gitroot/riena/org.eclipse.riena.git
For more information about using the Riena Git Repository checkout Riena on Git.
  • Import the Git Repository in Eclipse
  • Checkout additional dependencies using the projectset in org.eclipse.riena.releng

If you have problems with the projectset checkout https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=380375

Start Your Engines

  • Open the dialog Run Configurations...
  • Use the launch configuration SWT ExampleApplication E4 to start the Example Application
    • If required, select Add Required Plug-Ins in the Plug-Ins tab

TODOs

  • Verify that Riena works with pure E4 applications (E4 Example Client)
  • Use E4 dependency injection (DI) mechanism for the Riena DI implementation