Moving a Large Swing-Based Geoscience Application to Eclipse
The Halliburton/Landmark DecisionSpace® software platform is used by more than ten thousand geoscientists worldwide. This platform can enable customers to interactively explore large geoscience datasets, create interactive models to find oil and gas, develop these resources safely, and minimize environmental effects.
The codebase for this software consists of more than eight million lines of code and leverages both the Swing and SWT toolkits to deliver a rich user experience. Customers and other vendors extend the software through a plugin API.
This presentation will discuss the reasons for selecting Eclipse and RCP, how the move was made, challenges encountered during this move, and the benefits that have resulted from this change.