Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Qooxdoo 0.6.5 Release: Now with RAP

Category: Announcements, JavaScript, Library

Qooxdoo 0.6.5 has been released with improvements in the core framework, theming, and server-side (now with Perl).

Check out the showcase for examples, and the release notes for detailed changes.

This released adds an Eclipse license that enables it to be the core of the new Eclipse Rich Ajax Platform (RAP) Project.

What is RAP?

The RAP project aims to enable developers to build rich, AJAX-enabled Web applications by using the Eclipse development model, plug-ins and a Java-only API.


  • Enable the development of Rich Internet Applications that are based on
    the Eclipse Plugin architecture.
    The Eclipse OSGi framework (Equinox)
    can run inside of a Web application. This has been demonstrated by several
    parties, and a subproject of the Equinox project has already been
    established (see
  • Enable AJAX UI development based on a Java component library with SWT api. For
    enabling UI development based on a Java component library the project has
    received an initial code contribution from Innoopract (W4Toolkit). NEW: Based on the
    infrastructure provided by this code contributions we have implemented a first
    version of a new widget toolkit with SWT api, called RWT. More info on RWT can be
    found here:
    . RWT is using a sophisiticated JavaScript
    framework for client side rendering: qooxdoo.
  • Provide a Web Workbench similar to the Eclipse platform workbench:
    • provides selection service (with session scope),
    • provides extension points for action sets, workbench parts,
      perspectives, preference pages, etc.,
    • enables plug-ins to contribute to workbench parts provided by other
      plug-ins (e.g. action contributions)
    • NEW: A first implementation of a web workbench is in CVS
    • Check out the RAP demo: RWT / Workbench demo
    • RWT demo: RWT widget demo
  • The RAP API will be aligned with the Eclipse platform API as much as possible

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:21 am

3.5 rating from 35 votes


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Not impressed. Internal Window in so-called “showcase” is badly broken. Procedure to duplicate the problem:
1. Click on “Internal Window”
2. Close all internal windows which were just opened.
3. Try to click on “Internal Window” again. Nothing happens.

Don’t think this behavior would be desired in any kind application. Don’t think this is intended either. Likely to be a bug.

Comment by Kevin Hoang Le — February 2, 2007

@Kevin: I am sorry that you are not impressed because of just one issue or bug. The “Internal Window” button is just a select button. This is not an action button. It just selects the page and is not meant at all to create anything. Like a tab-dialog.

Comment by Sebastian Werner — February 3, 2007
Check this site, they are doing something like eclipse rap but for .net looks promising ;)

Comment by Jeronimo — February 23, 2007

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