Eclipse RCP Application on Android ???

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Eclipse RCP Application on Android ???

Postby dwarka.damodaran » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:29 pm

Hello to All !!!

I have an application developed using Eclipse RCP, now my doubt is that can i run this application on Android.
The RCP application has a minimal dependency say, the core RCP runtime and the SWT.

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Re: Eclipse RCP Application on Android ???

Postby prashanttejura » Tue May 24, 2011 8:08 am

Please send me the solution of how to run an RCP app to Android on
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Re: Eclipse RCP Application on Android ???

Postby MichaelEGR » Tue May 24, 2011 9:39 am

No... RCP apps will not run on Android. As far as I'm aware RCP is based on JFace / SWT which has no present equivalent on Android. I don't spend much time in Eclipse land so to speak, but that would be my general understanding.

Eclipse Equinox may be another matter which is an OSGi runtime / container. However, I'm using Apache Felix OSGi runtime, more precisely Apache Felix Karaf as the OSGi runtime / container for TyphonRT, so I can't directly comment on Equinox on Android. TyphonRT is a cross-platform component architecture / middleware for Java real time app / game dev and more.

If you have an OSGi app that doesn't depend on RCP you can conceivably get it running on Android if there are no desktop only API/bundle dependencies.
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