Living on the Edge: Supporting Native e4 Contributions to Eclipse 4

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Extended Talk [55 minutes]

We've been getting the word out for some time that implementing parts, menu/tb handlers...using the e4 API directly is much more intuitive (and thus more productive) than going through the legacy Eclipse 3.x API. Now that Juno has gone out we can now offer the folks contributing to Eclipse the ability to use direct e4 implementations for their extensions. The goal is to allow any UI extension available through the 3.x API to be possible using the e4 contribution mechanisms.

We'll be covering how to contribute Views, Editors, Commands/Handlers, Menus/Toolbars, Trim Controls and even custom Perspectives.

This can be a presented as a standard talk if necessary.

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