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: Successful
by Simba on Wed 12th Apr 2006 00:14 UTC in reply to "Successful"
Simba
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2005-10-08

> How many times do we have to hear how superior SWING
> is for GUI apps when the reality is clearly
> the opposite?

Except the reality is NOT the opposite. Swing is one of the most powerful GUI toolkits ever created.

> And that is why it is so widely used and
> enourmously successful on the desktop.

Swing has actually been quite successful for internal applications, and on many new "non general purpose" applications. There is a lot of scientific and engineering software written with Swing that is being used inside various corporations. In addition, a lot of internal GUI database front ends and such in corporations use Swing.

And of course, on the desktop, there are some pretty successful Swing apps out there. ThinkFree Office and Limewire probably being the best known examples.

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