Inside SWT

Saturday, June 09, 2007

It just works

The other day I remoted in from home to my Vista machine at work and noticed that the caret had stopped blinking. At first I thought it was a bug, but when more of the Vista animations weren't there, I realized that it was a feature.

Animations take bandwidth and Vista was degrading (gracefully) to give me better performance. Of course, Eclipse, RCP, SWT and other native applications get this right.

It's always cool when I find another feature that "just works". So many things just don't these days.