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Re: [platform-swt-dev] Adobe Air UI for SWT? or Similar
- From: Scott Kovatch <skovatch.swt@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 10:36:50 -0700
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On Aug 5, 2010, at 6:59 PM, Andrew Sealy-Bell wrote:
> I would like to build a Java app. that has nice UI very similar to an Adobe Air UI. Does anybody know it something like this is already available or under development? I don't want to switch to SilverLight just to get a UI that is similar..
> Any help or advice would be much appreciated.
Flex (and by extension, AIR) has a very distinctive look and feel that doesn't look like any other platform out there, so there will be a lot of work to get your Java UI to look like the AIR UI.
There was a port of the SWT to Flex that was started up last year as a part of the e4 project (SWT Browser Edition), but it was put on hold, and no active development is underway on it. I don't recall how complete it is. It involves cross-compilation of your Java to ActionScript, and then into a SWF.
I believe you can find the project in the e4 CVS repository -- there may be some instructions on how to build it there.
-- Scott K.
Eclipse Platform Team