EclipseCon 2007 March 5-8, Santa Clara California





The Eclipse native launcher and SWT splash screens

Andrew Niefer (IBM Canada)

· Short Talk

Tuesday, 16:40, 10 minutes | Ballroom FGHABC

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The Eclipse launcher is being rewritten in 3.3 to use the Java Native Interface to start the Java virtual machine. Together with changes in the startup code and in SWT, this makes it possible to have dynamic splash screens using SWT widgets. This short talk outlines the new architecture for the Eclipse launcher and startup code and how to make a bundle that can draw SWT widgets in the splash screen.

Andrew is a developer with IBM Rational Software in the Ottawa lab and is a commiter on both the PDE Build and Equinox projects. Before joining the Eclipse platform team, he worked on the Eclipse CDT project. Andrew holds a BMath degree from the University of Waterloo.

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