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Have you all abandoned Swing

gayathri hariharan
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Joined: Jan 11, 2005
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Hello Authors,

Have you guys already abandoned swing? Has anythign nice happened to swing in tiger release?


thanks,<br />Gayathri
Alexandru Popescu
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Nope. We didn't. But as much as possible everybody is trying to choose the best solution for their problems. In the last few years, the companies I was working for have produced applications using either Swing or SWT solutions, according to a rather long list of evaluations.

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Ko Ko Naing
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I don't think industry will abandon Swing, because of the evolution and reasonable performance of SWT... But I heard that Sun made very small changes to Swing in the Tiger... Or does Sun have plan to integrate SWT package into the core JDK? :roll:

I also would like to hear authors' opinions about this issue... Thanks...


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Alexandru Popescu
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I cannot imagine SUN adopting and maintaining both Swing and SWT in the JDK. It would be a contradiction. What will users believe?

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Siripa Siangklom
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Have you guys already abandoned swing?


What are your reasonable to abandon swing?
[ January 20, 2005: Message edited by: Siripa Siangklom ]
Siripa Siangklom
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Has anythign nice happened to swing in tiger release?


Add new L&F in swing Tiger.

Just click Swing API changes in JDK 5.0 link.
David Mace
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Joined: May 26, 2004
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I'm still plugging along with Swing. In fact, I like it. At first, I really didn't care for layout managers, etc etc, but after getting used to the design principles associated with the managers, I like it. I must admit though, sometimes I cheat and use NetBeans absolute layout manager and distribute it with my apps, but that is only in special circumstances. As far as SWT goes...I haven't tried it....yet.

I love the flexibility Swing brings to the table. The ability to subclass the components so easily and tune them to my particular needs is something that I'm not yet willing to give up. And IMO it's the single biggest reason people should be using Swing vs SWT....but YMMV.

David


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