Eclipse Remote Application Platform 3.2.0 Release Review

End Date of the Review Period: 

Reviews run for a minimum of one week. The outcome of the review is decided on this date. This is the last day to make comments or ask questions about this review.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017



RAP 3.2 is a minor update in the 3.x release stream. In addition to general improvements (Theming, Server Push, Markup Support), the RAP E4 Incubator is now part of the main RAP Runtime projects and availabe as a separate p2 repository.

API Certification: 

The project leadership certifies that the APIs in this release are "Eclipse Quality".

Security Issues: 

No known security issues.


Usability Details: 

No usability issues.

End of Life: 

No change compared to RAP 3.1.

  • RWT requires javax.servlet version 2.5 .. 3.1
  • OSGi integration compatible with OSGi core spec
  • RAP protocol uses strict JSON as specified in RFC 4627
  • Java compiler level and minimum execution environment is Java 7 (JavaSE-1.7), but Java 8 (JavaSE-1.8) is required JFace Databinding support


  • 4 active committers
  • Continuous committer activity
  • Increasing number of external contributors
  • Steady flow of bug reports in bugzilla (~ 10 bug reports / month, including feature requests)
  • Active discussions on the community forum/newsgroup
  • Blogs with N&N information about RAP at, aggregated on Planet Eclipse
  • Integration with other Eclipse projects
    • EMF provides RAP support
    • RAP is one of the target platforms of EMF Client Platform
    • RAP Tools is part of the EPP RCP/RAP package download
    • RAP Incubator provides RAP versions of many other components
This release is part of Eclipse Oxygen.