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Ben Dover
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Do\ you think SWT/JFace will become the defacto standard UI toolkit and relegate Swing to the rubbish heap?
 
Ko Ko Naing
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Then SWT will be adopted under Sun's J2SE API...

IMO, at the time when SWT is extremely famous and Sun's Swing has been abandoned for a long time, Sun will consider about the adoption for sure...

It's just my own opinion...
 
Rob Warner
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No, I think both technologies will continue to thrive. I think the whole "Eclipse" thing is an affront to Sun (remember, an eclipse blocks out the sun). Also, they have invested quite a bit in Swing, so I can't ever see them pulling the plug on Swing and switching to SWT. Nor can I see such a terrific technology as SWT wilting or disappearing. I think we'll have the two Java GUI camps for the forseeable future. Just my $.02
 
Mark Sintrel
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If you have a look at Java 1.5 you'll see that Sun has made great efforts to improve Swing. I don't see them giving up on it anytime soon either.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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