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Riena/Getting Started

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Revision as of 10:23, 7 June 2013 by Unnamed Poltroon (Talk) (Set up target platform for Riena apps)


For a Riena-based application to compile, a certain set of bundles (plug-ins) must be available at compile time. This set of bundles is known as a target platform. Follow the steps outlined in either of the following two sections to set up the target platform for Riena applications (based on Riena 4.0.0). Windows users can just download the complete targetplatform, unzip it and activate it under Window => Preferences => Plugin Development => Target Platform.

Set up target platform for Riena apps

  • Download the RienaSetup project and import it into your workspace.

Import project RienaSetup.png

  • In the imported project, open the file "" and set the target Platform

Target platform editor RienaSetup.png

  • Open the "Plug-Ins" view and import "org.eclipse.riena.example.client" as source project.

Import source project RienaSetup.png

  • Select launch configuration "SWT ExampleApplication" and add required plug-ins, then Run it.
  • Now explore the code and plugin.xml in the example project

Manual target platform setup

  • Create a new target platform under Window => Preferences => Target Platform => Add => Nothing: Start with an empty target platform => Next
  • Provide a name like Riena 4.0.0
  • Click Add => Software Site
  • Select the repository:
  • Uncheck "Group by Category" otherwise you can't see all components.
  • Uncheck "Include required software" and select following components:
    • Eclipse RCP
    • Eclipse RCP Plug-in Developer Resources
    • Eclipse RCP SDK
    • Equinox Target Components

The result should look like this:

Riena Targetplatform RCP.png

  • Activate the platform.
  • Done.

Next Step

Now you are ready to start writing Riena applications. To get a feeling of the Riena framework, take a look at Riena's Example Applications and Code Templates.

Set up Riena Toolbox

For more details about the Riena Toolbox, look here

Build your own Riena-Targetplatform

Riena provides a tycho-build to build a targetplatform from cvs head. Follows these steps:


Start the build:

  • Checkout the bundle from cvs (
  • Open a shell and go to the directory
  • Checkout the sources by executing: ant -f checkout.xml -DCHECKOUT_DIR=checkout -DTARGET_DIR=target
  • Go to target/
  • Execute: mvn clean install -P all-modules -Dmaven.test.skip=true

At the moment Tycho can't handle the package import to javax.servlet, so we had to replace this with a dependencie. We accomplished this by patching the MANIFEST.MF from the bundle org.eclipse.communication.core after the checkout. There may be other issues with the result of this build or the buildprocess itself, so be aware that this is not yet production ready.

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