Actually Derek, We've heard the "SWT
versus <insert your favorite widget set>" arguments often enough
now that we don't really get stressed about them any more. I do agree that
the best way to do anything related to Eclipse is to contribute.
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[platform-swt-dev] SWT vs Swing
For those of you out there who want SWT to run anywhere
Java runs, or
want SWT vs Swing developer wars, or think SWT is worthless because it
lacks feature X, even though it is completely out of the published scope
of SWT, and goes against the established goals and principles of the
This project is open source. Please feel free to implement that feature
you so desire, and contribute it back to the community. If it is liked,
it will be accepted. I don't get the impression people here are of
"Not Invented Here" mindset.
As to the portability of SWT, look at how the project is organized. It
would be entirely possible to create a Java2D version of swt.jar. I'd
be very interested in seeing what you've got when you get something
started. Heck, I may join you if I like what I see. :)
But until then, remember that programmers are sensitive about their
projects, esp. when they're characterized as worthless, not good enough
to be considered by corporation or development community X, not "Real
Java", etc. (all of which I've seen in the last few days) I
you disrespecting SWT, I just mind you doing it out loud, esp. when
you're not offering to jump in and start coding the solution yourself.
-- Derek Anderson
On Mon, 2003-05-26 at 02:11, Christopher Deckers wrote:
> Hi again all!
> I see that the war SWT vs Swing is starting again. I guess the purpose
> of my port is to bring together those two communities...
> I feel personaly that I am more a Swing user than SWT. The reason
> is not portable. If I make it portable, then I would make more
> applications using SWT. My feeling is also the feeling we find in
> companies. In my department (in Nokia Networks), there is no way I
> suggest using SWT without a solution to make it portable for the few
> supported systems.
> If this port exists, I am sure some people would try SWT (including
> bosses), which I think is a good reason for doing it...
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