Inside SWT

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

We just keep fixin' em

The SWT committers just keep hammering away, making things better. Lots of major bugs are getting fixed and new features implemented, but no one makes a fuss. Code speaks louder than words, right? Let the "New and Noteworthy" do the talking. That's the SWT motto. Why do I have this blog then?

Some say a BLOG is a ...

B - loated
L - ying
O - verblown
G - lorification

Yikes! I feel "New and Not Worthy". Time to stop typing and go fix something. How about 138528?

Steve

6 Comments:

  • http://www.eclipse.org/swt/R3_3/new_and_noteworthy.html

    I'm looking forward to it!!!

    By Blogger Bull, at 7:27 PM  

  • It's an amazing (and scary) thig - SWT. On OSX, will it stay Carbon? What's the general status of it on OSX? Does it lag behind Win32 much?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:31 PM  

  • In what way does OS X lag behind win32? Don't say performance, unless you have a benchmark.

    Steve

    By Blogger Steve, at 9:30 AM  

  • Steve, I have no idea if it lags behind on OSX. I was asking if it does. What I mean is... can I expect most of the functionality/widgets to be available on OSX which are available on Win32, for example?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:44 PM  

  • You can expect any widget that SWT defines to be available on every platform where SWT runs. I'm pretty sure that isn't what you asked.

    There are native widgets that exist on win32 that are either not yet implemented in SWT and/or have no OS X counterpart. There are native widgets on OS X that are not available for the same reason(s). Same thing on GTK, Motif and Photon. We do our best to provide the highest common multiple.

    If you are absolutely screwed, you can always drop down to JNI and code natively (and not be portable). We don't suggest this, but if you are desparate and need to ship ...

    Steve

    By Blogger Steve, at 6:28 PM  

  • "You can expect any widget that SWT defines to be available on every platform where SWT runs."

    Actually that does answer my question. Thanks for taking the time.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:14 AM  

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