I've been doing Eclipse RCP development for the past 2 months as part of my day job (nope, Swing is not dead, it just so happens the customer is an Eclipse shop), and while we used Eclipse 3.x initially we switched to Eclipse 4.x in recent weeks. Now, everyone following Eclipse knows that in the last 3 years there's been a big change when migrating from Eclipse 3.x to Eclipse 4.x, mainly due to a full overhaul in the platform's design. As someone staying in the periphery of the Eclipse community I couldn't help but to notice some similarities between Eclipse 4.x and Griffon. Serendipity stroke during Øredev as I met with Lars Vogel (@vogella) during one of the breaks. We chatted for a while about our respective frameworks just to discover how similar in spirit and features they are. The following is a list of such features, and I'm just scratching the surface.