Re: Swing and other free GUIs (KDE?)
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Dalibor Topic wrote:
> In my opinion, a pure java, liberally licensed, free software, swing
> implementation would be preferable to native-toolkit based swing
> implementations. The hypothetical  native speed advantage is not as
> important as cross-platform/cross-vm deplayability of Swing apps to me.
Why does this preclude a native toolkit based Swing implementation, so long
as it implements the spec properly? It would seem to me as that would
simply make it faster when in use -- a scenario of having your cake and
eating it too.
>  I'm not aware of anyone, commercial or free, who has managed to write
> Swing wrapper around a native graphical toolkit. So any claims of a speed
> advantage by implementing Swing in native code are purely hypothetical.
ISTR stumbling across a Swing implementation coded up in C++ on the GCJ
mailing list archives. That doesn't make it a wrapper around another
toolkit, but it does give you a speed improvement, as it should
(theoretically) be almost as fast as GTK or Qt or the like.
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