There are several options for creating composite applications when the WebSphere® portal server is not available.
You can lay out composite application components in an Eclipse perspective programatically.
Refer to the IBM® Redpaper at the following URL for information on developing composite applications using Eclipse: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/REDP4241.html?Open
You can also use the local composite application support and to create and edit a composite applications from within Expeditor. Please refer to Building composite applications locally
for more details.
For an illustration of creating composite applications programmatically, refer to Creating a simple composite application in Eclipse
Reusing Eclipse applications in composite applications
Many Eclipse components have been implemented as perspectives using Eclipse editors. Lotus® Expeditor allows you to reuse these Eclipse applications in your Composite Applications. You can run and use Composite Applications that include an Eclipse editor as a component. However, in order for your application to work correctly, you must first download and install an optional feature from the Lotus Expeditor update site.
From the update site, open the Runtime Components
category and select and install the feature labeled A subset of Eclipse SDK plugins
. The feature com.ibm.rcp.eclipse.sdk.subset.feature
will install as part of Lotus Expeditor, and you will be able to use and run any Composite Applications that include the Eclipse editor as a component.
Parent topic: Developing composite applications: XPD622