Recently I have ported my e4 Contacts Demo to Tom Schindl’s e(fx)clipse. Besides a very nice JavaFX tooling integration into the Eclipse IDE, Tom also started a JavaFX 2.0 based rendering engine for Eclipse 4.x based applications. I enhanced the JavaFX renderer just a little bit to fit better to the needs of the contacts demo. I also integrated dynamic theme switching based on CSS themes. Here is the result (these pictures are not from mocks, but from the running e4 JavaFX contacts demo):
Just click on the pictures to see them in original size. Of course this is just a first start, but to me it looks very promising. If you happen to be at the W-JAX conference during the next days, just grab me and ask for a live demo. I will also show this at my full day workshop “Rich-Client-Entwicklung mit Eclipse RCP 4.1” on Friday.
As soon as we have merged it into the master of Tom’s github repo, I’ll let you know.