Last year at Eclipse World, Patrick Kerpin, at the time CTO of Borland, did a great keynote presentation; part of which touch upon of his criteria for the success of RCP. He wanted to see the open source community to start building higher value components, ex. ERP and CRM system, based on Eclipse RCP.
Well I’m not ready to declare victory but in the last couple of weeks I’ve been sent links to two interesting open source projects that are based on RCP. OpenJades is focused on business components and the relatively new JFire is focused on ERP and CRM.
Interesting thing, they both seem to be out of Germany. I really think Germany and Switzerland are a hot bed for RCP. Not sure why but it is great to see.
btw, feel free to send in more pointers to other open source projects based on RCP. I will post them here.