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 tmack on Wed 12th Apr 2006 00:01 UTC in reply to "Successful"
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Are you daft? (That was rhetorical, as anyone can plainly see the answer from your comment)

Like I said, Swing's performance and aesthetics are debatable.

It's design from a programmer's standpoint is superb. It is very cleanly designed and implemented.

Swing hasn't exploded on the desktop, but not because it's development framework is poor. It used to be slow, and currently still looks "not quite right."

However, it has not had any real competition in the Java space since it's inception until now. Once SWT started becoming popular, Sun has really put resources into making Swing work.

I just wish Sun would open source this stuff so real progress could be made.

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