What does Matisse4MyEclipse mean for SWT?

I've been thinking about this a bit and now I'm on to thinking out loud. There is no doubt that Matisse is a pretty hot GUI builder for cross-platform applications. There is no doubt that Sun has marketed the hell out of Matisse (myself included) because it is a darn good piece of functionality.

I'm a NetBeans user, pretty far from SWT and close to Swing, so I definitely have my biases. I know some pros and cons to SWT. That's about it. I haven't written a line of SWT code. My cards are on the table. Now to the point.

What does Mattise4MyEclipse mean for SWT? Will it have no effect to SWT adoption because the design center of SWT (native components) appeal to some developers? Will this negatively impact SWT adoption? Will Matisse4MyEcplise drive more desktop adoption of Java and grow the pie (and SWT with it)? I must say that I am not really seeing much discussion of the topic. That speaks volumes in and of itself. Perhaps it's just too early. Except for James who, as usual, is off to an early start.

Hats off to Genuitec for the port.

Update: A problem with Writely's posting of this entry requires me to delete and repost the entry. Could be user error :) Thanks. The Management.
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