NetBeans Ported to SWT

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NetBeans team used the preview version of project Jackpot to convert the whole NetBeans source code from Swing into SWT. I think this is a very interesting demonstration of the power of this technology. While I don't see much added value in this conversion (I always preferred the Swing UI - but this may be a personal bias) I think this is great news for people who prefer SWT. Now they can enjoy their favorite widgets even in the NetBeans IDE - perhaps this will give all SWT lovers a reason why to take a look at NetBeans.

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  • Surya De Saturday, April 1, 2006
  • Donald Smith Saturday, April 1, 2006
    :) Honestly, you had me for a minute or two. I actually flipped open email to start bumping the URL. ;)
    Too bad it's not true. Maybe MyEclipse can facilitate it at some point.
    - Don
  • ludo Saturday, April 1, 2006
    And see the microsoft annoucement about JCP:
  • 0x4e71 Saturday, April 1, 2006

    right... and Gosling starts JSR 666: javax.swt

    javax.swing to be dropped in Dolphin

    Anything else?

  • Steve Sunday, April 2, 2006
    javax.swt? I like the sound of it.
  • Alex Monday, April 3, 2006
    nice one, Roumen ;-)
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