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* Copyright (c) 2015, 2018 Eclipse Foundation.
* This program and the accompanying materials are made
* available under the terms of the Eclipse Public License 2.0
* which is available at
* Contributors:
* Nathan Gervais (Eclipse Foundation) - Initial implementation
* Eric Poirier (Eclipse Foundation)
* SPDX-License-Identifier: EPL-2.0
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<h1>Eclipse SDK 4.0</h1>
<p class="subHeading">Early Adopter Release</p>
<p class="description">Eclipse SDK 4.0 (based on e4 technology) is
the next generation platform for building Eclipse-based rich
client desktop applications. This new release makes it easier for
developers to develop and assemble application and tools based on
the Eclipse platform.</p>
<p class="description">The 4.0 release is for early adopters that
want to begin taking advantage of the new api's and services.
Eclipse tool users are urged to wait for future releases.</p>
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<h3>How RCP Developers Benefit</h3>
<p>Developers who use the Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) will
find Eclipse SDK 4.0 makes it easier to build great looking rich
client applications. Eclipse SDK 4.0 introduces the following:</p>
<li>a new CSS-based declarative mechanism for application styling
and a model-based user interface. These facilities make it
easier to design and customize an application user interface.
This also adds greater flexibility to UI layout, making it
easier to make a user interface look different from an IDE</li>
<li>a new services-oriented programming model that makes it easier
to use discreet application services of the Eclipse platform.</li>
<li>better support for integrating web UI components into
Eclipse-based applications, including support for OpenSocial
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<h4>Getting Started for RCP Developers</h4>
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<h3>For Tool Developers</h3>
<p>Developers that have built Eclipse tools and plugins will want to
start migrating these tools to Eclipse SDK 4.0. Developers will
benefit from the following Eclipse SDK 4.0 features:</p>
<li>The Eclipse SDK 4.0 supports all of the same APIs and
functionality as the 3.6 (Helios) release, but the
implementation of the user interface has changed.</li>
<li>You should install and run your existing tools on 4.0 to
ensure they continue to function as expected.</li>
<li>Explore the preliminary e4 APIs and provide feedback to the
development team to help shape the future of the platform</li>
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<h4>Getting Started for Tools Developers</h4>