I am running a new thread in the fillstatusLine to get data from an external lib. Even though I am using a separate thread , RCP freezes up for a few seconds and then starts working normally. Is there a way to totally run the thread in the background so that the RCP does not freeze at all . I also tried Job instead of using a thread but got the same result. I am also adding a progress view to the View already present. That also freezes the RCP for a while. Is there a way to add an additional view whithout letting the RCP freeze. My mouse turns into a spinner icon then. Any suggestios will be very helpful. Thanks.