Excelsior JET 6.5 is getting matured. The just-released Beta 4 meets most of the requirements we selected when aiming at support for Eclipse RCP a year ago.
First off, different versions of the Eclipse IDEs compiled with Excelsior JET work flawlessly (yes, we use them ourselves for Java and Java EE development).
Then, the percentage of the passed Eclipse Unit Tests run on the compiled Eclipse IDE has got very close to 100%.
Finally, we unveil yet another part of our Eclipse-centric testsuite: real world RCP applications, and the news are that they all work having been compiled with Excelsior JET 6.5 beta 4. We used three excellent sources to select those applications:
- Eclipse Community Awards 2008 Winners
- RCP applications popular at SourceForge
- Applications provided by beta testers (thank you, guys)
Also, Beta 4 adds support for Eclipse RCP to the JET Installation Toolkit. With the JetPackII GUI tool you can quickly include the necessary files in the package and build the installation: Excelsior Installer setup or self-contained directory. As usual with the Excelsior deployment technology, the packaged applications do not need (a particular version of) Java to be installed on end user computers.
Full list of improvements in Beta 4 is available on the download page.
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