Win a copy of Microservices Testing (Live Project) this week in the Spring forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other Pie Elite all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Tim Cooke
  • Ron McLeod
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Paul Clapham
Sheriffs:
  • Liutauras Vilda
  • Henry Wong
  • Devaka Cooray
Saloon Keepers:
  • Tim Moores
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Tim Holloway
  • Al Hobbs
  • Carey Brown
Bartenders:
  • Piet Souris
  • Mikalai Zaikin
  • Himai Minh

SWT - Advantages to Sun Acceptance/VM inclusion

 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 15304
6
Mac OS X IntelliJ IDE Chrome
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
So anyone have any good thories or ideas on what advantages could come of SWT becoming part of the standard SDK from Sun? Other than leviating the need for an additional download, I don't see much purpose. Maybe the shared libraries being distributes for you already, but that's just a minor detail.
 
author
Posts: 50
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Beyond the distribution benefit, it also would lend more credibility to SWT--it would then be "official Java." I don't see that happening anytime soon, though, nor do I think SWT needs to be included to ensure its survival. I think SWT and its usage will continue to grow on its own merits.
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 3178
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
If the industry starts to use the SWT widely and if it is at the level that SWT can do everything Swing can do and moreover its performance beat that of Swing, then sooner or later Sun will surely consider to include SWT library in its core Java API... I think the acceptance of the industry is also a factor...

Just my 2 cents...
 
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic