I’ve noticed in the last 1-2 months companies and open source projects marketing tools for building Eclipse RCP applications. For example,
Instantiations announced their RCP Developer product at EclipseCon and have a free trial download.
Don Young from InPowerSoft has posted a very detailed article at EclipseZone about their InPowerForms product. It also includes an interesting commentary of MS .Net.
Finally, Jalcedo is an open source project that provides tools for building RCP applications.
All of these products seem to make it easier for people to build RCP applications. This can only be goodness for wider adoption. I also think it is a great trend that shows an ecosystem is developing around Eclipse RCP and organizations are starting to see a market.
I’d love to hear of other developer tools for RCP. Feel free to leave a comment or send me an e-mail.