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RAP development plan

This document is a draft and is subject to change, we welcome all feedback.

To ensure the planning process is transparent and open to the entire Eclipse community, we (the RAP project team) post plans in an embryonic form and revise them throughout the release cycle.

Draft plan for RAP 1.0

  • 2006-06 - 2006-09 initial code contribution: Java component library for UI development (done)
  • 2006-10: Moving widget toolkit to org.eclipse packages, re(de)fine widget toolkit api (done / without milestone release)
  • 2007-02 M1: Basic WebWorkbench implementation running on OSGi (functionality implemented - release targeted for first week of february) (done)
  • 2007-03 M2: extending workbench functionality, initial work on Perspective switcher, extending jface functionality (dialog framework) (done)
  • 2007-04-27 M3: move to org.eclipse.swt, org.eclipse.jface, org.eclipse.ui namespaces, .war deployment, ViewActions (basic implementation), Taborder (done)

  • 2007-06-08 M4: move to qooxdoo 0.7, finalize move to a RCP API subset, implement untyped listeners, adapt codebase to RCP 3.3, theme management, expand JFace, Workbench implementation (open/close workbench parts, ...)
  • 2007-07-13 M5: background process management (ProgressMonitor, Display.syncExec ...), finalize new table component, branding functionality, expand Workbench implementation (perspective extensions, perspective switcher, ...), client side font size calculation, data binding
  • 2007-08-17 M6: Provide all API for Release 1.0, robustness, error handling, finalize TableViewer, finalize ViewActions
  • 2007-09-14 RC1: Code freeze for 1.0 (performance optimization, fixing of major bugs)
  • 2007-09-28 v1.0: Release 1.0 (fixing of critical bugs)

The work will be conducted in the following components

Component: org.eclipse.rap.ui


  • WorkbenchAdvisor, WorkbenchWindowAdvisor, ActionBarAdvisor
  • extension of menubars / toolbars by extension points
  • WorkbenchWindow SelectionService
  • WorkbenchPage PartListener

  • IWorkbenchPart, IViewPart
  • IWorkbenchPart: maximize, minimize, restore (done)
  • IWorkbenchPart: Workbench Actions for opening workbench parts
  • IWorkbenchPart: Close-Button (configuarble)
  • Toolbar, Menu for ViewParts

  • ActionSets: IWorkbenchWindowActionDelegate


  • definition of perspectives by IPerspectiveFactory (partly done - finalizing implementation e.g. StandaloneView)
  • Perspective extensions
  • Perspective Switcher
  • Perspective Actions(open, close etc)
  • Perspective Name in WindowTitle

Component: org.eclipse.rap.jface

  • Actions
  • MenuManager
  • CoolBarManager
  • Structured Viewers: TreeViewer, TableViewer
  • WindowManager, Window, ApplicationWindow
  • ImageDescriptor, ImageRegistry
  • Dialog Framework (done for the most frequently used classes)

Component: org.eclipse.rap.rwt

  • Font: base implementation (done)
  • Font: font size calculation

  • Image: ImageLoader with size calculation
  • Table: Extending the current implementation to match SWT (e.g. inline-editing, bounds, font, and color for TableItem, images, etc.)
  • Tree: Extending the functionality to match SWT Tree (e.g. selection should not cause expand event, Images etc.)
  • Browser-Widget (mostly done)
  • Z-Index (done)
  • Modify-Event (done for existing widgets as there are Text and Spinner)
  • Menu: Extending the functionality to match SWT (e.g. enable and visible properties, ArmEvent for MenuItem, MenuEvent for Menu, etc.)

Community involvement desirable

the implementation of the following functionality will largely depend on community involvement

  • StatusBar
  • TraverseEvents?
  • Short-Cuts (Accelerator, Commands)
  • Preferences
  • Drag&Drop of Workbenchparts
  • Columns for the tree widget (used e.g. by the PropertySheet)

Out of scope for version 1.0

  • IEditorPart
  • Workspace, Resources
  • Help System, context sensitive help, HelpEvents
  • KeyEvents
  • Low-Level-MouseEvents
  • Paint-Events
  • Undocked ViewParts
  • Navigation
  • Accessibility
  • SWT-AWT - Bridge
  • StyledText
  • Cursor

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