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Gregg Bolinger
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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.
 
Rob Warner
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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.
 
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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...
 
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