Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Apr 2009 19:00 UTC
Oracle and SUN With today's surprise announcement that Oracle will acquire Sun Microsystems, several questions were raised as to some Sun products, including MySQL, Solaris, and OpenOffice.org. Browsing around the net, there are several viewpoints on the future of these Sun products, and the OpenOffice.org team has even issued a statement itself.
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FealDorf
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2008-01-07

Which is great because there will finally be an organisation willing to take Java by the horns and map a direction rather than whimsically swaying according to internal politics. Swing versus SWT is a prime example of Sun politicking pushing something they know is inferior but do so because they (Sun) created it.

Wah!? SWT is easier but otherwise no way superior. I haven't used them much but I do know that much.. Java 7 is supposed to make Swing easier to use; if it comes out that is..

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Wah!? SWT is easier but otherwise no way superior. I haven't used them much but I do know that much.. Java 7 is supposed to make Swing easier to use; if it comes out that is..


Who said anything about easier to use? I am talking about from a user perspective that Swing is an abortion of a widget kit. Sorry to fly off the handle but it is a horrible and disgusting widget kit that needs to be taken around the back of the wood shed and put out of its misery.

I want my applications to look AND feel like native applications; I'd love to see Java become a viable language for mainstream applications but it really tests my patience when I see there is no attempt to make a swing application behave like a Mac application. I never see this kind of problem when using SWT - and SWT will be upgraded from Carbon to Cocoa soon.

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FealDorf Member since:
2008-01-07

That doesn't make it inferior but a difference of view -- I say so because while the look is maintained; they're often lacking in "feel" - but that MY PoV; and I'd sacrifice deceptive looks for a wholly unique L&F to avoid any confusion. I've rabidly avoided Java applications of the late anyway..

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