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Eclipse 4 offers some key concepts which ease the development of RCP applications.

Among these are

  • EMF based Workbench Model
  • Separation of Model and Presenentation
  • Customizable Rendering Engine
  • Dependency Injection ( no more Singletons )

In the near future Riena aims to support these new concepts to simplify the implementation of Riena applications in turn. Therefore there is a new branch in the Riena git repo where all Riena E4 development happens.

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

Get Eclipse

  • Grab the Eclipse Juno 4.2 Release from the website
  • Install it to your preferred location

Setup Target Platform

  • Add new, empty Target Definition and give it a name
  • Add Software Site http://download.eclipse.org/releases/juno
  • Select Target Platform Components
    • Equinox Target Components
    • Eclipse RCP
    • Eclipse RCP SDK
    • Activate your new Target Platform

Get Riena

  • 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
  • Switch to Branch e4-experimental
  • 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 Bundle org.eclipse.riena.navigation.ui.e4
  • Use the launch configuration rienaE4.launch to start the Example Application