Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Apr 2006 17:43 UTC, submitted by Sekou DIAKITE
KDE The KDE Look and Feel Project is a GPL-licenced Swing pluggable look and feel which uses Qt and KDE for the drawing of widgets. KDE Look and Feel implements most of the Java Look and Feel API including dialogs (ColorChooser, FileChooser, etc.).
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RE[4]: Swing... blech...
by JacobMunoz on Tue 11th Apr 2006 20:37 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Swing... blech..."
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"its not like it is confusing or anything"
- it really shouldn't be confusing. But since the object is cleary 'a text box' it's unnecessary (imo) to delcare that it is 'a text box in java' - there is no other 'textbox' object, so why the 'J'? And the consistency doesn't seem to be there with many Java objects (Spinner vs JSpinner? whuh?). Its the little things that make a language acceptable (especially for friends of mine learning their first language). It doesn't make the language unusable, or inferior (like lots of .net advocates claim), but it doesn't help the learning curve (or porting from other languages). Maybe this is Microsoft's fault for not using objects similar to those already written in Java, but I think Sun was trying to make Java 'unique' - with some unforseen consequences. It never 'took over the world' like Sun had promised and advertised.

And, yes, the speed is anemic - and aesthetically, there is much to be desired. The only true saving grace is portability, for now. I simply wish Java had been designed with just a little more ease-of-use in mind regarding the framework, there would be many more Java programmers if they had.

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