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High Praise

As already reported by Ed Brill and others, this is, I think, truly high praise from Stephen O’Grady of RedMonk for the capabilities of Eclipse RCP:

Notes 8 client is, simply put, one of the nicer looking Eclipse RCP based clients I’ve seen to date, on par with what Microsoft is delivering in its quite attractive new Office release.

A question that I have heard several times over the past couple of months is along the lines of “…if I use RCP, will my application look like the Eclipse Java IDE?” The answer is clearly no, as the new products from Lotus are demonstrating. The team there have spent a lot of time and effort demonstrating that you can build very cool-looking applications with RCP.

Written by Mike Milinkovich

January 25, 2007 at 9:17 am

Posted in Foundation

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  1. The cool thing about the new Notes, Sametime and other “rich-client” products coming out of Lotus is that they are built upon something called Lotus Expeditor which you can think of as an enhanced RCP base targeted for Lotus technologies (, what this means is that RCP has grown stable enough that companies are willing to adopt it to be the cornerstone base of their next generation products.

    Chris Aniszczyk (zx)

    January 25, 2007 at 10:26 am

  2. Those of us in the Nebula project are working to make some new RCP branding components. We should have some nice stuff by the time 3.3 comes around.Just have a look at our initial verions:


    January 25, 2007 at 11:50 am

  3. it’s praise well earned – the Notes 8 client is attractive for probably the first time in its existence. as for Expeditor, Chris is right: that’s the Workplace foundation, which bundles Cloudscape and so on on to an RCP foundation. trying to get them to open source it, no luck yet.


    January 25, 2007 at 6:52 pm

  4. Everyone has to remember, there’s still a slew of native DLL widgets reparented into SWT within Notes 8.


    January 26, 2007 at 8:14 am

  5. fwiw i am on the record as calling that release “pretty frigging slick”.


    September 6, 2007 at 10:39 am

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