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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RE[2]: mixed feelings
by anda_skoa on Fri 7th Dec 2007 18:00 UTC in reply to "RE: mixed feelings"
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In Java you already have classes for network/sql/xml/file/etc access in the standard class library so a lot of Qt is not strictly necessary.

This is often missed by people who refer to Qt as "GUI Toolkit".

Qt is to C++ what the Java Classlibrary is to Java.
So obviously on Java, where it basically is just a "GUI Toolkit", there is a lot less need for it.

Interestingly, dispite only a small portion of Qt being of additional value for a Java developer, it is still considered for just its GUI portion.

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