[Mono-list] gtk-swt download and build file
Wed, 17 Jul 2002 15:15:23 +0200
Because of the discussion on GUI libraries over here and the minor role
SWT and JFace are playing in this discussion, I wanted to show how
independent SWT is of Eclipse. Also I needed a way to download SWT
without downloading complete Eclipse and ripping the required libraries
out of it by hand.
Therefore I've created an Ant build file that downloads SWT based on GTK
from CVS and builds the Java libraries. This build file is the only
thing you need to install SWT based on GTK and will just download the
sources of SWT (unfortunately for all windowing systems).
Maybe you want to have a look at this so you can get an impression of
SWT without having to struggle with Eclipse. I think this code is quite
portable to .NET which means that we get a fast windowing system
independent GUI library for free, with a huge collection of windowing
systems (win32, carbon, gtk, motif).
You can download the build file over here:
The main target is:
ant fresh: download, compile, create libs and Javadocs
Of course Ant, a recent Java version, CVS, Ant and GTK2 are required to
run the code. Examples are also downloaded, but these are not compiled.