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Griffon UI & native libraries

Kuba Zygmunt
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Hi,

I assume Griffon uses some UI builders which Groovy community love, but my question is does Griffon use native libraries on windows / mac / linux ?


or is it done by plugin ?


cheers
Kuba
Andres Almiray
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Griffon supports native libraries from the core itself. This means you can place platform specific jars and native libraries following a convention and the framework will pick them up. Currently supported platforms are: windows, linux, macosx and solaris (all 32bit versions).

Cheers,
Andres
Kuba Zygmunt
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Thanks,

It seems that Griffon is nice & robust product even it still doesn't have version 1.x ( the current one is 0.2.1 )

Cheers,
Kuba

Andres Almiray
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Well, considering it is based on the lessons learned by the Grails team and community (5 years) plus more than 10 years in Swing land combined by the Griffon team, yes :-)
Stay put for a future release (0.3) in the next week or so.

Cheers,
Andres
Kuba Zygmunt
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Great,

Is SpringSource involved in Griffon development ? ( they got Grails )

Kuba
Andres Almiray
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No, they are not. Griffon development is done with pure open source spirit, i.e, on our spare time.

Cheers,
Andres
Anil Vupputuri
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Is Griffon a rich UI framework? Is it comparable with Flex?

Thanks.


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Vyas Sanzgiri
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comparable to spring - desktop based. We are hijacking the thread


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Andres Almiray
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Anil Vupputuri wrote:Is Griffon a rich UI framework? Is it comparable with Flex?

Thanks.


Griffon is a desktop/RIA framework. It lets you build applications that can be deployed in applet, webstart or standalone mode, and as such you can embed them in abrowser if nedded.

Cheers,
Andres
 
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