Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 7th Dec 2007 06:25 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Qt Jambi ships as a single Java library, or JAR (Java Archive) file, plus a handful of tools, including an interface layout and design tool, and an Eclipse plug-in. Trolltech uses its vaunted Qt C++ library as the GUI engine and puts Java wrappers around it. This approach uses the JNI (Java Native Interface) to call the necessary functions from Java. More here.
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Sexy
by google_ninja on Fri 7th Dec 2007 06:47 UTC
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2006-02-05

This actually looks pretty sweet. I have always thought the SWT native mapping approach was better then the JFC pure java approach. Sure, you have minor inconsistancies, but there are minor inconsistancies anyways between platforms in both bugs and performance optimization. The other problem is SWT itself, as soon as you start moving out of the scope of widgets for eclipse, you quickly find yourself in rather unsupported areas.

This fixes both the problems. It is a native library, so you will get native performance, but it gives a consistent look across platforms. It is also very complete for whatever you would want to use it for.

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RE: Sexy
by J.R. on Fri 7th Dec 2007 07:13 in reply to "Sexy"
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2007-07-25

I second that! I really enjoy QT. It puts the fun back into programming. Especially since I am a Java developer and are so sick and tired of all the Swing issues.

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