[PJUG Javamail] How are Java UI frontend tools?
nimret at nimret.com
Sun Feb 13 21:51:06 UTC 2011
On Sunday, February 13, 2011 11:29:54 am Chris Kessel/Lou Doherty wrote:
> >There's a reasonably popular app out there called 'Eclipse' that is built
> with SWT.
> Not to start a religious war, but I think Eclipse's popularity is largely
> because it's free. To me, every Eclipse based app I've had to use looks
> horrible and has poor usability. Promoting SWT by way of Eclipse might not
> be helping SWT's case much.
netbeans/swing is free too and it's quite popular but I believe Eclipse trumps
both netbeans & idea.
swt vs swing is a very subjective decision. I have used both ( someone
suggested MigLayout, an excellent layout manager which works with both). swt
lowers the layer of abstraction to give you a more closer to the native UI
feel as compared to swing but you pay for that with complexity.
there are lots of other swt based apps which are also very popular:
1. Vuze ( used to be called Azureus) - one of the most popular bittorrent
probably others floating out there ...
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