[Mono-list] Windows forms
Miguel de Icaza
10 Jul 2002 14:12:17 -0400
> What about doing something like the eclipse project (www.eclipse.org)?
> They (IBM) didn't like swing so they created their own toolkit called
> SWT. From what I understand, they create a native GUI kit on each
> platform with one API (Win32, unix - by gtk2 or motif, OS X, etc). So
> the eclipse editor looks like Windows on Windows, like GTK on linux, etc
> - but its the same program on each platform - no binary modification.
> It looks good and it's fast. Heck if Java was ported to the runtime,
> couldn't you just use the toolkit? :) .
The Eclipse toolkit is not a general purpose toolkit. It will require a
lot of work before it is such a thing. It is a toolkit used to
implement a development environment.