No, this was only true for the ealier versions of Qt .... I'm talking"Armin Steinhoff" <a-steinhoff@web_.de> wrote in message
Igor Kovalenko wrote:
"Armin Steinhoff" <a-steinhoff@web_.de> wrote in message
Interesting ... so it isn't a threat against Photon . Or ?
It might be a threat to Photon native API but not for Photon itself
the engine and widget library are provided by Photon.
Oh, what a nice statement .. especially from you
OK, then tell me why e.g. wxWindows and Qt could be a thread to Photon
when SWT is acceptable ??
SWT maps Java classes into Photon widgets. Qt (last time I checked) has
hardware abstraction layer
about the classic X11 based Qt version. The Xlib isn't a hardware
abstraction layer ...
I'm not convienced ... a XPhoton application e.g doesn't look 'alien' inwith their own drawing primitives. That means
they have their own widgets and map only low level drawing primitives. The
result is okay wrt speed, but it looks 'alien' in the environment.
Whay not only sharing graphics drivers and the Photon engine if I getAnd it
would not provide integration with other applications, like drag and drop
(not without additional work). What you get is essentialy another
environment, which only shares graphics drivers and Photon engine, just like
back a nice object oriented GUI API and an itegration into Photon like
I heard that the first steps of a port should not be very complicate ...I don't know what is situation with wxWindows, did not look into their
So SWT is a proprietary niche of IBM ... no 'write once ... runWould be nice if the SWT/Photon interface could also be used for other
languages like Phython. (Jython should work with it ..)
Is the SWT implementation freely available for XFree86 ??
Not sure, but I'd think so.
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Is SWT in any way compatible to SWING ??
Compatible? What that would mean? There is no integration between them,