Matt Wilson codebrewery at gmail.com
Fri Jul 27 17:28:00 BST 2007

On 7/27/07, Duane Griffin <duaneg at dghda.com> wrote:
> > Swing looks useful (or at least seems to suck less hard than AWT), is it?
> Short answer, yes. It is a pretty decent option for writing
> cross-platform desktop GUIs. It certainly sucks less than AWT, but it
> still has plenty of little (and not-so-little) idiocies (but what GUI
> library doesn't?). Once you get used to its ways it is quick and easy
> for simple GUIs, and no harder than anything else for complex ones.
> FWIW, Sun are getting better at making Swing look, feel and integrate
> into the native environment, but there are still plenty of rough
> patches.

A while ago I had to write a Java desktop app and I found Swing to be
quite slow and pretty ugly, so I tried out SWT and would definitely
use it again - the only drawback is that it does require some platform
specific libraries to be distributed...

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