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[ANN] SWTPlus, custom widgets for SWT [message #456381] Wed, 01 June 2005 19:54 Go to next message
Chris Gross is currently offline Chris Gross
Messages: 471
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Hi,

I'd like to announce the initial release of SWTPlus. SWTPlus is a set of
custom widgets for SWT. Currently, we have two widgets but more will be
coming soon.

Please drop by and take a look.

http://www.swtplus.com

Thanks,
-Chris
Re: [ANN] SWTPlus, custom widgets for SWT [message #456382 is a reply to message #456381] Wed, 01 June 2005 20:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Daniel Spiewak is currently offline Daniel Spiewak
Messages: 263
Registered: July 2009
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<font face="serif">Why the hyperlink widget?&nbsp; There's already a
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Chris wrote:
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<pre wrap="">Hi,

I'd like to announce the initial release of SWTPlus. SWTPlus is a set of
custom widgets for SWT. Currently, we have two widgets but more will be
coming soon.

Please drop by and take a look.

<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.swtplus.com">http://www.swtplus.com</a>

Thanks,
-Chris


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Re: [ANN] SWTPlus, custom widgets for SWT [message #456384 is a reply to message #456382] Wed, 01 June 2005 21:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Chris Gross is currently offline Chris Gross
Messages: 471
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
There were just a few features I wanted with a link widget that I don't get
from the 3.1 link widget. They are:

Optionally underline the widget on hover, or to not underline at all.
Ability to specify an image. Sure you can show an image separately and
align it with the link but thats annoying.
Ability to specify an image only to create a simple image selector/button.
Ability to remove the focus rectangle from the link widget.

Most of this functionality exists in the Forms ImageHyperlink but that class
is tied heavily to the Forms implementation (that is, the API is not easy to
use). Also, it is painful to use Forms in a base SWT application.

Granted, the link widget alone isn't that exciting. There will be lots more
to come. In the next few weeks we should release an extensible combo
widget, an enhanced list widget and a date widget.

-Chris


"Daniel Spiewak" <djspiewak@hotpop.com> wrote in message
news:d7lk2r$tks$1@news.eclipse.org...
Why the hyperlink widget? There's already a hyperlink widget in the 3.1
release.

Daniel

Chris wrote:
Hi,

I'd like to announce the initial release of SWTPlus. SWTPlus is a set of
custom widgets for SWT. Currently, we have two widgets but more will be
coming soon.

Please drop by and take a look.

http://www.swtplus.com

Thanks,
-Chris
Re: [ANN] SWTPlus, custom widgets for SWT [message #456386 is a reply to message #456384] Wed, 01 June 2005 21:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kris is currently offline Kris
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Junior Member
Will you consider making these open-source?

- Kris


"Chris" <schtoo@schtoo.com> wrote in message
news:d7llr0$vea$1@news.eclipse.org...
> There were just a few features I wanted with a link widget that I don't
get
> from the 3.1 link widget. They are:
>
> Optionally underline the widget on hover, or to not underline at all.
> Ability to specify an image. Sure you can show an image separately and
> align it with the link but thats annoying.
> Ability to specify an image only to create a simple image selector/button.
> Ability to remove the focus rectangle from the link widget.
>
> Most of this functionality exists in the Forms ImageHyperlink but that
class
> is tied heavily to the Forms implementation (that is, the API is not easy
to
> use). Also, it is painful to use Forms in a base SWT application.
>
> Granted, the link widget alone isn't that exciting. There will be lots
more
> to come. In the next few weeks we should release an extensible combo
> widget, an enhanced list widget and a date widget.
>
> -Chris
>
>
> "Daniel Spiewak" <djspiewak@hotpop.com> wrote in message
> news:d7lk2r$tks$1@news.eclipse.org...
> Why the hyperlink widget? There's already a hyperlink widget in the 3.1
> release.
>
> Daniel
>
> Chris wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'd like to announce the initial release of SWTPlus. SWTPlus is a set of
> custom widgets for SWT. Currently, we have two widgets but more will be
> coming soon.
>
> Please drop by and take a look.
>
> http://www.swtplus.com
>
> Thanks,
> -Chris
>
>
>
>
>
Re: [ANN] SWTPlus, custom widgets for SWT [message #456387 is a reply to message #456386] Wed, 01 June 2005 21:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Chris Gross is currently offline Chris Gross
Messages: 471
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Hi Kris,

Potentially. We've thought about it. But alot of the work on these widgets
is non-trivial. We are hoping at some point to make a small amount of money
just to pay for all the time we've put in (and will put in), albeit likely a
small amount.

We've tried to embrace an open design model, where you can extend our
widgets. I'd be really excited if developers would spend the time to build
these extensions and we'd support and keep those open. So we're trying to
do the best of both worlds.

We hope to have an article out shortly on how to create extensions (we call
strategies) to our PGroup widgets.

-Chris

"Kris" <fu@bar.com> wrote in message news:d7lnh1$1bn$1@news.eclipse.org...
> Will you consider making these open-source?
>
> - Kris
>
>
> "Chris" <schtoo@schtoo.com> wrote in message
> news:d7llr0$vea$1@news.eclipse.org...
>> There were just a few features I wanted with a link widget that I don't
> get
>> from the 3.1 link widget. They are:
>>
>> Optionally underline the widget on hover, or to not underline at all.
>> Ability to specify an image. Sure you can show an image separately and
>> align it with the link but thats annoying.
>> Ability to specify an image only to create a simple image
>> selector/button.
>> Ability to remove the focus rectangle from the link widget.
>>
>> Most of this functionality exists in the Forms ImageHyperlink but that
> class
>> is tied heavily to the Forms implementation (that is, the API is not easy
> to
>> use). Also, it is painful to use Forms in a base SWT application.
>>
>> Granted, the link widget alone isn't that exciting. There will be lots
> more
>> to come. In the next few weeks we should release an extensible combo
>> widget, an enhanced list widget and a date widget.
>>
>> -Chris
>>
>>
>> "Daniel Spiewak" <djspiewak@hotpop.com> wrote in message
>> news:d7lk2r$tks$1@news.eclipse.org...
>> Why the hyperlink widget? There's already a hyperlink widget in the 3.1
>> release.
>>
>> Daniel
>>
>> Chris wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'd like to announce the initial release of SWTPlus. SWTPlus is a set of
>> custom widgets for SWT. Currently, we have two widgets but more will be
>> coming soon.
>>
>> Please drop by and take a look.
>>
>> http://www.swtplus.com
>>
>> Thanks,
>> -Chris
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
Re: [ANN] SWTPlus, custom widgets for SWT [message #456390 is a reply to message #456387] Thu, 02 June 2005 04:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Benjamin Pasero is currently offline Benjamin Pasero
Messages: 337
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Hi Chris,

Thanks for providing these custom widgets!

However, I would strongly recommend to make them opensource. When it
comes to earning money, you could opt in for receiving donations (for
example via Paypal).

The big advantage of opensource in this case is, at lot more people will
actually use your stuff in their applications. And more people using it
will result in a bigger chance to get some money back. This is how
opensource is working, you can earn a lot via Donations.

As a suggestion for a license, I'd go for the Eclipse license.

If I could vote or a custom widget, I would go for a leightweight
Browser widget :) (I would donate for it!).

Ben

> Hi Kris,
>
> Potentially. We've thought about it. But alot of the work on these widgets
> is non-trivial. We are hoping at some point to make a small amount of money
> just to pay for all the time we've put in (and will put in), albeit likely a
> small amount.
>
> We've tried to embrace an open design model, where you can extend our
> widgets. I'd be really excited if developers would spend the time to build
> these extensions and we'd support and keep those open. So we're trying to
> do the best of both worlds.
>
> We hope to have an article out shortly on how to create extensions (we call
> strategies) to our PGroup widgets.
>
> -Chris
>
> "Kris" <fu@bar.com> wrote in message news:d7lnh1$1bn$1@news.eclipse.org...
>
>>Will you consider making these open-source?
>>
>>- Kris
>>
>>
>>"Chris" <schtoo@schtoo.com> wrote in message
>>news:d7llr0$vea$1@news.eclipse.org...
>>
>>>There were just a few features I wanted with a link widget that I don't
>>
>>get
>>
>>>from the 3.1 link widget. They are:
>>>
>>>Optionally underline the widget on hover, or to not underline at all.
>>>Ability to specify an image. Sure you can show an image separately and
>>>align it with the link but thats annoying.
>>>Ability to specify an image only to create a simple image
>>>selector/button.
>>>Ability to remove the focus rectangle from the link widget.
>>>
>>>Most of this functionality exists in the Forms ImageHyperlink but that
>>
>>class
>>
>>>is tied heavily to the Forms implementation (that is, the API is not easy
>>
>>to
>>
>>>use). Also, it is painful to use Forms in a base SWT application.
>>>
>>>Granted, the link widget alone isn't that exciting. There will be lots
>>
>>more
>>
>>>to come. In the next few weeks we should release an extensible combo
>>>widget, an enhanced list widget and a date widget.
>>>
>>>-Chris
>>>
>>>
>>>"Daniel Spiewak" <djspiewak@hotpop.com> wrote in message
>>>news:d7lk2r$tks$1@news.eclipse.org...
>>>Why the hyperlink widget? There's already a hyperlink widget in the 3.1
>>>release.
>>>
>>>Daniel
>>>
>>>Chris wrote:
>>>Hi,
>>>
>>>I'd like to announce the initial release of SWTPlus. SWTPlus is a set of
>>>custom widgets for SWT. Currently, we have two widgets but more will be
>>>coming soon.
>>>
>>>Please drop by and take a look.
>>>
>>>http://www.swtplus.com
>>>
>>>Thanks,
>>>-Chris
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Re: [ANN] SWTPlus, custom widgets for SWT [message #456391 is a reply to message #456387] Thu, 02 June 2005 04:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
No real name is currently offline No real name
Messages: 97
Registered: July 2009
Member
I doubt that you will get enough wage from SWTPlus sales.
Simply there aren't many commercial Java GUI system development.
I guess mostly they fled to VB/VC++. I might be heading that
direction in future.

People learning will not be able to pay the bill until they get a
employer which is likely difficult at least for the time being.
So try to integrate into Eclipse project will be better idea.
Just give them free!

Regards.



"Chris" <schtoo@schtoo.com> wrote in message
news:d7lo1e$1og$1@news.eclipse.org...
> Hi Kris,
>
> Potentially. We've thought about it. But alot of the work on these
> widgets is non-trivial. We are hoping at some point to make a small
> amount of money just to pay for all the time we've put in (and will put
> in), albeit likely a small amount.
>
> We've tried to embrace an open design model, where you can extend our
> widgets. I'd be really excited if developers would spend the time to build
> these extensions and we'd support and keep those open. So we're trying to
> do the best of both worlds.
>
> We hope to have an article out shortly on how to create extensions (we
> call strategies) to our PGroup widgets.
>
> -Chris
>
> "Kris" <fu@bar.com> wrote in message news:d7lnh1$1bn$1@news.eclipse.org...
>> Will you consider making these open-source?
>>
>> - Kris
>>
>>
>> "Chris" <schtoo@schtoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:d7llr0$vea$1@news.eclipse.org...
>>> There were just a few features I wanted with a link widget that I don't
>> get
>>> from the 3.1 link widget. They are:
>>>
>>> Optionally underline the widget on hover, or to not underline at all.
>>> Ability to specify an image. Sure you can show an image separately and
>>> align it with the link but thats annoying.
>>> Ability to specify an image only to create a simple image
>>> selector/button.
>>> Ability to remove the focus rectangle from the link widget.
>>>
>>> Most of this functionality exists in the Forms ImageHyperlink but that
>> class
>>> is tied heavily to the Forms implementation (that is, the API is not
>>> easy
>> to
>>> use). Also, it is painful to use Forms in a base SWT application.
>>>
>>> Granted, the link widget alone isn't that exciting. There will be lots
>> more
>>> to come. In the next few weeks we should release an extensible combo
>>> widget, an enhanced list widget and a date widget.
>>>
>>> -Chris
>>>
>>>
>>> "Daniel Spiewak" <djspiewak@hotpop.com> wrote in message
>>> news:d7lk2r$tks$1@news.eclipse.org...
>>> Why the hyperlink widget? There's already a hyperlink widget in the 3.1
>>> release.
>>>
>>> Daniel
>>>
>>> Chris wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I'd like to announce the initial release of SWTPlus. SWTPlus is a set
>>> of
>>> custom widgets for SWT. Currently, we have two widgets but more will be
>>> coming soon.
>>>
>>> Please drop by and take a look.
>>>
>>> http://www.swtplus.com
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> -Chris
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Re: [ANN] SWTPlus, custom widgets for SWT [message #456393 is a reply to message #456381] Thu, 02 June 2005 04:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Radu is currently offline Radu
Messages: 44
Registered: July 2009
Member
Nice work,

I was wondering when such a effort will take place,
SWT is cool but needs this kind of add ons. Just look
at the Delphi/.Net/VB side, a whole market is there for this
custom widgets.
My personal "request" will be a decent data grid component:)

Regarding open source, maybe dual licensing will fit both your
,perfectly understandable, need to make a profit$) and OS crowd need
to use a good widget library.

Regards,
Radu

Chris wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'd like to announce the initial release of SWTPlus. SWTPlus is a set of
> custom widgets for SWT. Currently, we have two widgets but more will be
> coming soon.
>
> Please drop by and take a look.
>
> http://www.swtplus.com
>
> Thanks,
> -Chris
>
>
Re: [ANN] SWTPlus, custom widgets for SWT [message #456397 is a reply to message #456390] Thu, 02 June 2005 08:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Chris Gross is currently offline Chris Gross
Messages: 471
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Hi Ben,

We're weighing everything. Donations would be the best route but I'm not
sure how many people would donate.

Regarding the browser widget, what do you need that isn't available in SWT's
browser widget?

-Chris

"Benjamin Pasero" <bpasero@rssowl.org> wrote in message
news:d7mf04$o47$1@news.eclipse.org...
> Hi Chris,
>
> Thanks for providing these custom widgets!
>
> However, I would strongly recommend to make them opensource. When it comes
> to earning money, you could opt in for receiving donations (for
> example via Paypal).
>
> The big advantage of opensource in this case is, at lot more people will
> actually use your stuff in their applications. And more people using it
> will result in a bigger chance to get some money back. This is how
> opensource is working, you can earn a lot via Donations.
>
> As a suggestion for a license, I'd go for the Eclipse license.
>
> If I could vote or a custom widget, I would go for a leightweight Browser
> widget :) (I would donate for it!).
>
> Ben
>
>> Hi Kris,
>>
>> Potentially. We've thought about it. But alot of the work on these
>> widgets is non-trivial. We are hoping at some point to make a small
>> amount of money just to pay for all the time we've put in (and will put
>> in), albeit likely a small amount.
>>
>> We've tried to embrace an open design model, where you can extend our
>> widgets. I'd be really excited if developers would spend the time to
>> build these extensions and we'd support and keep those open. So we're
>> trying to do the best of both worlds.
>>
>> We hope to have an article out shortly on how to create extensions (we
>> call strategies) to our PGroup widgets.
>>
>> -Chris
>>
>> "Kris" <fu@bar.com> wrote in message
>> news:d7lnh1$1bn$1@news.eclipse.org...
>>
>>>Will you consider making these open-source?
>>>
>>>- Kris
>>>
>>>
>>>"Chris" <schtoo@schtoo.com> wrote in message
>>>news:d7llr0$vea$1@news.eclipse.org...
>>>
>>>>There were just a few features I wanted with a link widget that I don't
>>>
>>>get
>>>
>>>>from the 3.1 link widget. They are:
>>>>
>>>>Optionally underline the widget on hover, or to not underline at all.
>>>>Ability to specify an image. Sure you can show an image separately and
>>>>align it with the link but thats annoying.
>>>>Ability to specify an image only to create a simple image
>>>>selector/button.
>>>>Ability to remove the focus rectangle from the link widget.
>>>>
>>>>Most of this functionality exists in the Forms ImageHyperlink but that
>>>
>>>class
>>>
>>>>is tied heavily to the Forms implementation (that is, the API is not
>>>>easy
>>>
>>>to
>>>
>>>>use). Also, it is painful to use Forms in a base SWT application.
>>>>
>>>>Granted, the link widget alone isn't that exciting. There will be lots
>>>
>>>more
>>>
>>>>to come. In the next few weeks we should release an extensible combo
>>>>widget, an enhanced list widget and a date widget.
>>>>
>>>>-Chris
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>"Daniel Spiewak" <djspiewak@hotpop.com> wrote in message
>>>>news:d7lk2r$tks$1@news.eclipse.org...
>>>>Why the hyperlink widget? There's already a hyperlink widget in the 3.1
>>>>release.
>>>>
>>>>Daniel
>>>>
>>>>Chris wrote:
>>>>Hi,
>>>>
>>>>I'd like to announce the initial release of SWTPlus. SWTPlus is a set
>>>>of
>>>>custom widgets for SWT. Currently, we have two widgets but more will be
>>>>coming soon.
>>>>
>>>>Please drop by and take a look.
>>>>
>>>>http://www.swtplus.com
>>>>
>>>>Thanks,
>>>>-Chris
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
Re: [ANN] SWTPlus, custom widgets for SWT [message #456398 is a reply to message #456391] Thu, 02 June 2005 08:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Chris Gross is currently offline Chris Gross
Messages: 471
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Hi Joe,

Trying to make SWTPlus and Eclipse project has definitely gone through my
mind. I do want as many people to use these components as possible. Thats
why we made these first ones free. We will try to continue to make some
free and some commercial. We also want to make them all free for
non-commercial work.

Thanks,
-Chris

"Joe Smith" <ohcho@tpg.com.au> wrote in message
news:d7mftk$pcm$1@news.eclipse.org...
>I doubt that you will get enough wage from SWTPlus sales.
> Simply there aren't many commercial Java GUI system development.
> I guess mostly they fled to VB/VC++. I might be heading that
> direction in future.
>
> People learning will not be able to pay the bill until they get a
> employer which is likely difficult at least for the time being.
> So try to integrate into Eclipse project will be better idea.
> Just give them free!
>
> Regards.
>
>
>
> "Chris" <schtoo@schtoo.com> wrote in message
> news:d7lo1e$1og$1@news.eclipse.org...
>> Hi Kris,
>>
>> Potentially. We've thought about it. But alot of the work on these
>> widgets is non-trivial. We are hoping at some point to make a small
>> amount of money just to pay for all the time we've put in (and will put
>> in), albeit likely a small amount.
>>
>> We've tried to embrace an open design model, where you can extend our
>> widgets. I'd be really excited if developers would spend the time to
>> build these extensions and we'd support and keep those open. So we're
>> trying to do the best of both worlds.
>>
>> We hope to have an article out shortly on how to create extensions (we
>> call strategies) to our PGroup widgets.
>>
>> -Chris
>>
>> "Kris" <fu@bar.com> wrote in message
>> news:d7lnh1$1bn$1@news.eclipse.org...
>>> Will you consider making these open-source?
>>>
>>> - Kris
>>>
>>>
>>> "Chris" <schtoo@schtoo.com> wrote in message
>>> news:d7llr0$vea$1@news.eclipse.org...
>>>> There were just a few features I wanted with a link widget that I don't
>>> get
>>>> from the 3.1 link widget. They are:
>>>>
>>>> Optionally underline the widget on hover, or to not underline at all.
>>>> Ability to specify an image. Sure you can show an image separately and
>>>> align it with the link but thats annoying.
>>>> Ability to specify an image only to create a simple image
>>>> selector/button.
>>>> Ability to remove the focus rectangle from the link widget.
>>>>
>>>> Most of this functionality exists in the Forms ImageHyperlink but that
>>> class
>>>> is tied heavily to the Forms implementation (that is, the API is not
>>>> easy
>>> to
>>>> use). Also, it is painful to use Forms in a base SWT application.
>>>>
>>>> Granted, the link widget alone isn't that exciting. There will be lots
>>> more
>>>> to come. In the next few weeks we should release an extensible combo
>>>> widget, an enhanced list widget and a date widget.
>>>>
>>>> -Chris
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Daniel Spiewak" <djspiewak@hotpop.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:d7lk2r$tks$1@news.eclipse.org...
>>>> Why the hyperlink widget? There's already a hyperlink widget in the
>>>> 3.1
>>>> release.
>>>>
>>>> Daniel
>>>>
>>>> Chris wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I'd like to announce the initial release of SWTPlus. SWTPlus is a set
>>>> of
>>>> custom widgets for SWT. Currently, we have two widgets but more will
>>>> be
>>>> coming soon.
>>>>
>>>> Please drop by and take a look.
>>>>
>>>> http://www.swtplus.com
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> -Chris
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Re: [ANN] SWTPlus, custom widgets for SWT [message #456399 is a reply to message #456393] Thu, 02 June 2005 08:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Chris Gross is currently offline Chris Gross
Messages: 471
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Hi Radu,

A more flexible table/grid is definitely high on the priorities.

Dual licensing may be what we need. I'll have to investigate.

Thanks,
-Chris

"Radu Racariu" <rracaru@k.ro> wrote in message news:429EC6A6.4060608@k.ro...
> Nice work,
>
> I was wondering when such a effort will take place,
> SWT is cool but needs this kind of add ons. Just look
> at the Delphi/.Net/VB side, a whole market is there for this
> custom widgets.
> My personal "request" will be a decent data grid component:)
>
> Regarding open source, maybe dual licensing will fit both your
> ,perfectly understandable, need to make a profit$) and OS crowd need
> to use a good widget library.
>
> Regards,
> Radu
>
> Chris wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'd like to announce the initial release of SWTPlus. SWTPlus is a set of
>> custom widgets for SWT. Currently, we have two widgets but more will be
>> coming soon.
>>
>> Please drop by and take a look.
>>
>> http://www.swtplus.com
>>
>> Thanks,
>> -Chris
Re: [ANN] SWTPlus, custom widgets for SWT [message #456400 is a reply to message #456397] Thu, 02 June 2005 09:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Benjamin Pasero is currently offline Benjamin Pasero
Messages: 337
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Chris wrote:
> Hi Ben,
>
> We're weighing everything. Donations would be the best route but I'm not
> sure how many people would donate.

Right, but you should also think of the valuable feedback you would get,
as a lot of users will use the custom widgets. I think a good solution
would be to go for a dual-licsense. As soon as your library is used in
commercial applications, you have to pay for it.

>
> Regarding the browser widget, what do you need that isn't available in SWT's
> browser widget?

Ah well, was just giving an example of what I am sometimes missing in
SWT. I am thinking of such a widget as soon as a Linux user is
complaining that the Browser widget is not working because he is not
using the correct Mozilla version. Another example are Windows user that
complain why the have to run unsafe IE, although Firefox is installed.
Dont get me wrong, the Browser integration is awesome and unique, but
there are cases where I would prefer a lightweight Browser widget.

Ben

>
> -Chris
>
> "Benjamin Pasero" <bpasero@rssowl.org> wrote in message
> news:d7mf04$o47$1@news.eclipse.org...
>
>>Hi Chris,
>>
>>Thanks for providing these custom widgets!
>>
>>However, I would strongly recommend to make them opensource. When it comes
>>to earning money, you could opt in for receiving donations (for
>>example via Paypal).
>>
>>The big advantage of opensource in this case is, at lot more people will
>>actually use your stuff in their applications. And more people using it
>>will result in a bigger chance to get some money back. This is how
>>opensource is working, you can earn a lot via Donations.
>>
>>As a suggestion for a license, I'd go for the Eclipse license.
>>
>>If I could vote or a custom widget, I would go for a leightweight Browser
>>widget :) (I would donate for it!).
>>
>>Ben
>>
>>
>>>Hi Kris,
>>>
>>>Potentially. We've thought about it. But alot of the work on these
>>>widgets is non-trivial. We are hoping at some point to make a small
>>>amount of money just to pay for all the time we've put in (and will put
>>>in), albeit likely a small amount.
>>>
>>>We've tried to embrace an open design model, where you can extend our
>>>widgets. I'd be really excited if developers would spend the time to
>>>build these extensions and we'd support and keep those open. So we're
>>>trying to do the best of both worlds.
>>>
>>>We hope to have an article out shortly on how to create extensions (we
>>>call strategies) to our PGroup widgets.
>>>
>>>-Chris
>>>
>>>"Kris" <fu@bar.com> wrote in message
>>>news:d7lnh1$1bn$1@news.eclipse.org...
>>>
>>>
>>>>Will you consider making these open-source?
>>>>
>>>>- Kris
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>"Chris" <schtoo@schtoo.com> wrote in message
>>>>news:d7llr0$vea$1@news.eclipse.org...
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>There were just a few features I wanted with a link widget that I don't
>>>>
>>>>get
>>>>
>>>>>from the 3.1 link widget. They are:
>>>>
>>>>>Optionally underline the widget on hover, or to not underline at all.
>>>>>Ability to specify an image. Sure you can show an image separately and
>>>>>align it with the link but thats annoying.
>>>>>Ability to specify an image only to create a simple image
>>>>>selector/button.
>>>>>Ability to remove the focus rectangle from the link widget.
>>>>>
>>>>>Most of this functionality exists in the Forms ImageHyperlink but that
>>>>
>>>>class
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>is tied heavily to the Forms implementation (that is, the API is not
>>>>>easy
>>>>
>>>>to
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>use). Also, it is painful to use Forms in a base SWT application.
>>>>>
>>>>>Granted, the link widget alone isn't that exciting. There will be lots
>>>>
>>>>more
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>to come. In the next few weeks we should release an extensible combo
>>>>>widget, an enhanced list widget and a date widget.
>>>>>
>>>>>-Chris
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>"Daniel Spiewak" <djspiewak@hotpop.com> wrote in message
>>>>>news:d7lk2r$tks$1@news.eclipse.org...
>>>>>Why the hyperlink widget? There's already a hyperlink widget in the 3.1
>>>>>release.
>>>>>
>>>>>Daniel
>>>>>
>>>>>Chris wrote:
>>>>>Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>>I'd like to announce the initial release of SWTPlus. SWTPlus is a set
>>>>>of
>>>>>custom widgets for SWT. Currently, we have two widgets but more will be
>>>>>coming soon.
>>>>>
>>>>>Please drop by and take a look.
>>>>>
>>>>>http://www.swtplus.com
>>>>>
>>>>>Thanks,
>>>>>-Chris
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>
Re: [ANN] SWTPlus, custom widgets for SWT [message #456424 is a reply to message #456393] Fri, 03 June 2005 04:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Robert Bacs is currently offline Robert Bacs
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Hi Radu,

I've made some custom grid component two years ago and I'm wondering what is
your personal request at a decent grid component ?

Best regards,
Boby


"Radu Racariu" <rracaru@k.ro> wrote in message news:429EC6A6.4060608@k.ro...
> Nice work,
>
> I was wondering when such a effort will take place,
> SWT is cool but needs this kind of add ons. Just look
> at the Delphi/.Net/VB side, a whole market is there for this
> custom widgets.
> My personal "request" will be a decent data grid component:)
>
> Regarding open source, maybe dual licensing will fit both your
> ,perfectly understandable, need to make a profit$) and OS crowd need
> to use a good widget library.
>
> Regards,
> Radu
>
> Chris wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'd like to announce the initial release of SWTPlus. SWTPlus is a set
of
> > custom widgets for SWT. Currently, we have two widgets but more will be
> > coming soon.
> >
> > Please drop by and take a look.
> >
> > http://www.swtplus.com
> >
> > Thanks,
> > -Chris
> >
> >
Re: [ANN] SWTPlus, custom widgets for SWT [message #466711 is a reply to message #456381] Sun, 15 January 2006 20:40 Go to previous message
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