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JGoodies Form layout / SWTForms? [message #48029] Wed, 30 January 2008 02:58 Go to next message
Grant Slender is currently offline Grant SlenderFriend
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Hi,

Was wondering if Nubula could be an incubator for a SWT port of the
JGoodies Form layout?

A SWT version of the layout manager exists
http://ffxml.net/swtforms.html so the effort is really one of
maintenance/bug fixing.

Whilst I'm happy with SWT FormLayout, I do see some issues with it that
JGoodies addresses - ie the lack of platform independent units that
SWTForms does have (dialog units) to ensure widgets are spaced/laid with
the appropriate proportional widths/heights etc...

Cheers,
Grant
Re: JGoodies Form layout / SWTForms? [message #48433 is a reply to message #48029] Fri, 01 February 2008 17:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Chris Gross is currently offline Chris GrossFriend
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Hi Grant,

I think Nebula would be a good place for something like that. But we
would need a volunteer to contribute and maintain the code. At Nebula,
we don't have any full-time resources.

regards,
-Chris

Grant Slender wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Was wondering if Nubula could be an incubator for a SWT port of the
> JGoodies Form layout?
>
> A SWT version of the layout manager exists
> http://ffxml.net/swtforms.html so the effort is really one of
> maintenance/bug fixing.
>
> Whilst I'm happy with SWT FormLayout, I do see some issues with it that
> JGoodies addresses - ie the lack of platform independent units that
> SWTForms does have (dialog units) to ensure widgets are spaced/laid with
> the appropriate proportional widths/heights etc...
>
> Cheers,
> Grant
Re: JGoodies Form layout / SWTForms? [message #48455 is a reply to message #48433] Sat, 02 February 2008 09:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Grant Slender is currently offline Grant SlenderFriend
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Would I be able to be a maintainer for this?

I would be happy to at least refactor the code to suit Nebula naming and
manage bug/issues and minor improvements where possible.

Cheers,
Grant

Chris Gross wrote:
> Hi Grant,
>
> I think Nebula would be a good place for something like that. But we
> would need a volunteer to contribute and maintain the code. At Nebula,
> we don't have any full-time resources.
>
> regards,
> -Chris
>
> Grant Slender wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Was wondering if Nubula could be an incubator for a SWT port of the
>> JGoodies Form layout?
>>
>> A SWT version of the layout manager exists
>> http://ffxml.net/swtforms.html so the effort is really one of
>> maintenance/bug fixing.
>>
>> Whilst I'm happy with SWT FormLayout, I do see some issues with it
>> that JGoodies addresses - ie the lack of platform independent units
>> that SWTForms does have (dialog units) to ensure widgets are
>> spaced/laid with the appropriate proportional widths/heights etc...
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Grant
Re: JGoodies Form layout / SWTForms? [message #48575 is a reply to message #48455] Mon, 04 February 2008 17:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Matthew Hall is currently offline Matthew HallFriend
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I've implemented my own version of JGoodies' FormLayout as well--I'd be
willing to help maintain this too.

Matthew Hall

Grant Slender wrote:
> Would I be able to be a maintainer for this?
>
> I would be happy to at least refactor the code to suit Nebula naming and
> manage bug/issues and minor improvements where possible.
>
> Cheers,
> Grant
>
> Chris Gross wrote:
>> Hi Grant,
>>
>> I think Nebula would be a good place for something like that. But we
>> would need a volunteer to contribute and maintain the code. At
>> Nebula, we don't have any full-time resources.
>>
>> regards,
>> -Chris
>>
>> Grant Slender wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Was wondering if Nubula could be an incubator for a SWT port of the
>>> JGoodies Form layout?
>>>
>>> A SWT version of the layout manager exists
>>> http://ffxml.net/swtforms.html so the effort is really one of
>>> maintenance/bug fixing.
>>>
>>> Whilst I'm happy with SWT FormLayout, I do see some issues with it
>>> that JGoodies addresses - ie the lack of platform independent units
>>> that SWTForms does have (dialog units) to ensure widgets are
>>> spaced/laid with the appropriate proportional widths/heights etc...
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> Grant
Re: JGoodies Form layout / SWTForms? [message #48718 is a reply to message #48575] Tue, 05 February 2008 16:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Chris Gross is currently offline Chris GrossFriend
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Please write an email to the Nebula mailing list and then we'll start
the process there.

Are there no legal issues with using the JGoodies code? Can it be EPL
licensed?

-Chris

Matthew Hall wrote:
> I've implemented my own version of JGoodies' FormLayout as well--I'd be
> willing to help maintain this too.
>
> Matthew Hall
>
> Grant Slender wrote:
>> Would I be able to be a maintainer for this?
>>
>> I would be happy to at least refactor the code to suit Nebula naming
>> and manage bug/issues and minor improvements where possible.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Grant
>>
>> Chris Gross wrote:
>>> Hi Grant,
>>>
>>> I think Nebula would be a good place for something like that. But
>>> we would need a volunteer to contribute and maintain the code. At
>>> Nebula, we don't have any full-time resources.
>>>
>>> regards,
>>> -Chris
>>>
>>> Grant Slender wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> Was wondering if Nubula could be an incubator for a SWT port of the
>>>> JGoodies Form layout?
>>>>
>>>> A SWT version of the layout manager exists
>>>> http://ffxml.net/swtforms.html so the effort is really one of
>>>> maintenance/bug fixing.
>>>>
>>>> Whilst I'm happy with SWT FormLayout, I do see some issues with it
>>>> that JGoodies addresses - ie the lack of platform independent units
>>>> that SWTForms does have (dialog units) to ensure widgets are
>>>> spaced/laid with the appropriate proportional widths/heights etc...
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Grant
Re: JGoodies Form layout / SWTForms? [message #48778 is a reply to message #48718] Tue, 05 February 2008 16:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Matthew Hall is currently offline Matthew HallFriend
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My code is a cleanroom implementation of the JGoodies API, with some
SWT-centric tweaks. There are no legal barriers--I'm a committer on
plat-ui and have the authority to license the contribution as EPL.

Matthew


Chris Gross wrote:
> Please write an email to the Nebula mailing list and then we'll start
> the process there.
>
> Are there no legal issues with using the JGoodies code? Can it be EPL
> licensed?
>
> -Chris
>
> Matthew Hall wrote:
>> I've implemented my own version of JGoodies' FormLayout as well--I'd
>> be willing to help maintain this too.
>>
>> Matthew Hall
>>
>> Grant Slender wrote:
>>> Would I be able to be a maintainer for this?
>>>
>>> I would be happy to at least refactor the code to suit Nebula naming
>>> and manage bug/issues and minor improvements where possible.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> Grant
>>>
>>> Chris Gross wrote:
>>>> Hi Grant,
>>>>
>>>> I think Nebula would be a good place for something like that. But
>>>> we would need a volunteer to contribute and maintain the code. At
>>>> Nebula, we don't have any full-time resources.
>>>>
>>>> regards,
>>>> -Chris
>>>>
>>>> Grant Slender wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> Was wondering if Nubula could be an incubator for a SWT port of the
>>>>> JGoodies Form layout?
>>>>>
>>>>> A SWT version of the layout manager exists
>>>>> http://ffxml.net/swtforms.html so the effort is really one of
>>>>> maintenance/bug fixing.
>>>>>
>>>>> Whilst I'm happy with SWT FormLayout, I do see some issues with it
>>>>> that JGoodies addresses - ie the lack of platform independent
>>>>> units that SWTForms does have (dialog units) to ensure widgets are
>>>>> spaced/laid with the appropriate proportional widths/heights etc...
>>>>>
>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>> Grant
Re: JGoodies Form layout / SWTForms? [message #48879 is a reply to message #48778] Tue, 05 February 2008 20:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Grant Slender is currently offline Grant SlenderFriend
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Matthew,

If you are willing to contribute your code and maintain it, then I think
that is probably the better option. I'd only take the existing SWTForms,
refactor for Nebula and manage and bugs fixs/contributions people make.

Your approach is better.

Let me know if you need/want any help.

Regards,
Grant

Matthew Hall wrote:
> My code is a cleanroom implementation of the JGoodies API, with some
> SWT-centric tweaks. There are no legal barriers--I'm a committer on
> plat-ui and have the authority to license the contribution as EPL.
>
> Matthew
>
>
> Chris Gross wrote:
>> Please write an email to the Nebula mailing list and then we'll start
>> the process there.
>>
>> Are there no legal issues with using the JGoodies code? Can it be EPL
>> licensed?
>>
>> -Chris
>>
>> Matthew Hall wrote:
>>> I've implemented my own version of JGoodies' FormLayout as well--I'd
>>> be willing to help maintain this too.
>>>
>>> Matthew Hall
>>>
>>> Grant Slender wrote:
>>>> Would I be able to be a maintainer for this?
>>>>
>>>> I would be happy to at least refactor the code to suit Nebula naming
>>>> and manage bug/issues and minor improvements where possible.
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Grant
>>>>
>>>> Chris Gross wrote:
>>>>> Hi Grant,
>>>>>
>>>>> I think Nebula would be a good place for something like that. But
>>>>> we would need a volunteer to contribute and maintain the code. At
>>>>> Nebula, we don't have any full-time resources.
>>>>>
>>>>> regards,
>>>>> -Chris
>>>>>
>>>>> Grant Slender wrote:
>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Was wondering if Nubula could be an incubator for a SWT port of
>>>>>> the JGoodies Form layout?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> A SWT version of the layout manager exists
>>>>>> http://ffxml.net/swtforms.html so the effort is really one of
>>>>>> maintenance/bug fixing.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Whilst I'm happy with SWT FormLayout, I do see some issues with it
>>>>>> that JGoodies addresses - ie the lack of platform independent
>>>>>> units that SWTForms does have (dialog units) to ensure widgets are
>>>>>> spaced/laid with the appropriate proportional widths/heights etc...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>>> Grant
Re: JGoodies Form layout / SWTForms? [message #48908 is a reply to message #48778] Tue, 05 February 2008 22:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Matthew Hall is currently offline Matthew HallFriend
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This might be a good opportunity to reach out to Karsten Lentzsch (the
JGoodies guy) for his participation. Some time ago he offered some
feedback on layout APIs, and offered to port his own FormLayout to SWT.
Most of his bugs were marked wontfix (for valid reasons) which may
have soured his perception of the Eclipse community.

Notwithstanding, Karsten seems very passionate about UI design and
usability, and I'll bet he'd give us plenty of help if invited.

Matthew

Matthew Hall wrote:
> My code is a cleanroom implementation of the JGoodies API, with some
> SWT-centric tweaks. There are no legal barriers--I'm a committer on
> plat-ui and have the authority to license the contribution as EPL.
>
> Matthew
>
>
> Chris Gross wrote:
>> Please write an email to the Nebula mailing list and then we'll start
>> the process there.
>>
>> Are there no legal issues with using the JGoodies code? Can it be EPL
>> licensed?
>>
>> -Chris
>>
>> Matthew Hall wrote:
>>> I've implemented my own version of JGoodies' FormLayout as well--I'd
>>> be willing to help maintain this too.
>>>
>>> Matthew Hall
>>>
>>> Grant Slender wrote:
>>>> Would I be able to be a maintainer for this?
>>>>
>>>> I would be happy to at least refactor the code to suit Nebula naming
>>>> and manage bug/issues and minor improvements where possible.
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Grant
>>>>
>>>> Chris Gross wrote:
>>>>> Hi Grant,
>>>>>
>>>>> I think Nebula would be a good place for something like that. But
>>>>> we would need a volunteer to contribute and maintain the code. At
>>>>> Nebula, we don't have any full-time resources.
>>>>>
>>>>> regards,
>>>>> -Chris
>>>>>
>>>>> Grant Slender wrote:
>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Was wondering if Nubula could be an incubator for a SWT port of
>>>>>> the JGoodies Form layout?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> A SWT version of the layout manager exists
>>>>>> http://ffxml.net/swtforms.html so the effort is really one of
>>>>>> maintenance/bug fixing.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Whilst I'm happy with SWT FormLayout, I do see some issues with it
>>>>>> that JGoodies addresses - ie the lack of platform independent
>>>>>> units that SWTForms does have (dialog units) to ensure widgets are
>>>>>> spaced/laid with the appropriate proportional widths/heights etc...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>>> Grant
Re: JGoodies Form layout / SWTForms? [message #48970 is a reply to message #48908] Wed, 06 February 2008 09:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Grant Slender is currently offline Grant SlenderFriend
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Seems like a good idea - perhaps wait till we open the sub-project and
get a start on at least porting the most recent version of JGoodies and
then seek his involvement?

Either way, you have my interest in supporting the project.

Regards,
Grant

Matthew Hall wrote:
> This might be a good opportunity to reach out to Karsten Lentzsch (the
> JGoodies guy) for his participation. Some time ago he offered some
> feedback on layout APIs, and offered to port his own FormLayout to SWT.
> Most of his bugs were marked wontfix (for valid reasons) which may have
> soured his perception of the Eclipse community.
>
> Notwithstanding, Karsten seems very passionate about UI design and
> usability, and I'll bet he'd give us plenty of help if invited.
>
> Matthew
>
> Matthew Hall wrote:
Re: JGoodies Form layout / SWTForms? [message #57893 is a reply to message #48970] Wed, 13 August 2008 21:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
No real name is currently offline No real nameFriend
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You may want to consider MIG layout which I have found to be quite nice
for SWT layouts.



Grant Slender wrote:
> Seems like a good idea - perhaps wait till we open the sub-project and
> get a start on at least porting the most recent version of JGoodies and
> then seek his involvement?
>
> Either way, you have my interest in supporting the project.
>
> Regards,
> Grant
>
> Matthew Hall wrote:
>> This might be a good opportunity to reach out to Karsten Lentzsch (the
>> JGoodies guy) for his participation. Some time ago he offered some
>> feedback on layout APIs, and offered to port his own FormLayout to
>> SWT. Most of his bugs were marked wontfix (for valid reasons) which
>> may have soured his perception of the Eclipse community.
>>
>> Notwithstanding, Karsten seems very passionate about UI design and
>> usability, and I'll bet he'd give us plenty of help if invited.
>>
>> Matthew
>>
>> Matthew Hall wrote:
Re: JGoodies Form layout / SWTForms? [message #57918 is a reply to message #48970] Wed, 13 August 2008 21:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
No real name is currently offline No real nameFriend
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You may want to consider MIG layout which I have found to be quite nice
for SWT layouts.



Grant Slender wrote:
> Seems like a good idea - perhaps wait till we open the sub-project and
> get a start on at least porting the most recent version of JGoodies and
> then seek his involvement?
>
> Either way, you have my interest in supporting the project.
>
> Regards,
> Grant
>
> Matthew Hall wrote:
>> This might be a good opportunity to reach out to Karsten Lentzsch (the
>> JGoodies guy) for his participation. Some time ago he offered some
>> feedback on layout APIs, and offered to port his own FormLayout to
>> SWT. Most of his bugs were marked wontfix (for valid reasons) which
>> may have soured his perception of the Eclipse community.
>>
>> Notwithstanding, Karsten seems very passionate about UI design and
>> usability, and I'll bet he'd give us plenty of help if invited.
>>
>> Matthew
>>
>> Matthew Hall wrote:
Re: JGoodies Form layout / SWTForms? [message #57942 is a reply to message #48970] Wed, 13 August 2008 22:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
No real name is currently offline No real nameFriend
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You may want to consider MIG layout which I have found to be quite nice
for SWT layouts.



Grant Slender wrote:
> Seems like a good idea - perhaps wait till we open the sub-project and
> get a start on at least porting the most recent version of JGoodies and
> then seek his involvement?
>
> Either way, you have my interest in supporting the project.
>
> Regards,
> Grant
>
> Matthew Hall wrote:
>> This might be a good opportunity to reach out to Karsten Lentzsch (the
>> JGoodies guy) for his participation. Some time ago he offered some
>> feedback on layout APIs, and offered to port his own FormLayout to
>> SWT. Most of his bugs were marked wontfix (for valid reasons) which
>> may have soured his perception of the Eclipse community.
>>
>> Notwithstanding, Karsten seems very passionate about UI design and
>> usability, and I'll bet he'd give us plenty of help if invited.
>>
>> Matthew
>>
>> Matthew Hall wrote:
Re: JGoodies Form layout / SWTForms? [message #539961 is a reply to message #48778] Mon, 14 June 2010 12:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Did anything come from one of these projects? I don't see anything on Nebula Project's site.
Re: JGoodies Form layout / SWTForms? [message #588274 is a reply to message #48029] Fri, 01 February 2008 17:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Chris Gross is currently offline Chris GrossFriend
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Hi Grant,

I think Nebula would be a good place for something like that. But we
would need a volunteer to contribute and maintain the code. At Nebula,
we don't have any full-time resources.

regards,
-Chris

Grant Slender wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Was wondering if Nubula could be an incubator for a SWT port of the
> JGoodies Form layout?
>
> A SWT version of the layout manager exists
> http://ffxml.net/swtforms.html so the effort is really one of
> maintenance/bug fixing.
>
> Whilst I'm happy with SWT FormLayout, I do see some issues with it that
> JGoodies addresses - ie the lack of platform independent units that
> SWTForms does have (dialog units) to ensure widgets are spaced/laid with
> the appropriate proportional widths/heights etc...
>
> Cheers,
> Grant
Re: JGoodies Form layout / SWTForms? [message #588285 is a reply to message #48433] Sat, 02 February 2008 09:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Grant Slender is currently offline Grant SlenderFriend
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Would I be able to be a maintainer for this?

I would be happy to at least refactor the code to suit Nebula naming and
manage bug/issues and minor improvements where possible.

Cheers,
Grant

Chris Gross wrote:
> Hi Grant,
>
> I think Nebula would be a good place for something like that. But we
> would need a volunteer to contribute and maintain the code. At Nebula,
> we don't have any full-time resources.
>
> regards,
> -Chris
>
> Grant Slender wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Was wondering if Nubula could be an incubator for a SWT port of the
>> JGoodies Form layout?
>>
>> A SWT version of the layout manager exists
>> http://ffxml.net/swtforms.html so the effort is really one of
>> maintenance/bug fixing.
>>
>> Whilst I'm happy with SWT FormLayout, I do see some issues with it
>> that JGoodies addresses - ie the lack of platform independent units
>> that SWTForms does have (dialog units) to ensure widgets are
>> spaced/laid with the appropriate proportional widths/heights etc...
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Grant
Re: JGoodies Form layout / SWTForms? [message #588321 is a reply to message #48455] Mon, 04 February 2008 17:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Matthew Hall is currently offline Matthew HallFriend
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I've implemented my own version of JGoodies' FormLayout as well--I'd be
willing to help maintain this too.

Matthew Hall

Grant Slender wrote:
> Would I be able to be a maintainer for this?
>
> I would be happy to at least refactor the code to suit Nebula naming and
> manage bug/issues and minor improvements where possible.
>
> Cheers,
> Grant
>
> Chris Gross wrote:
>> Hi Grant,
>>
>> I think Nebula would be a good place for something like that. But we
>> would need a volunteer to contribute and maintain the code. At
>> Nebula, we don't have any full-time resources.
>>
>> regards,
>> -Chris
>>
>> Grant Slender wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Was wondering if Nubula could be an incubator for a SWT port of the
>>> JGoodies Form layout?
>>>
>>> A SWT version of the layout manager exists
>>> http://ffxml.net/swtforms.html so the effort is really one of
>>> maintenance/bug fixing.
>>>
>>> Whilst I'm happy with SWT FormLayout, I do see some issues with it
>>> that JGoodies addresses - ie the lack of platform independent units
>>> that SWTForms does have (dialog units) to ensure widgets are
>>> spaced/laid with the appropriate proportional widths/heights etc...
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> Grant
Re: JGoodies Form layout / SWTForms? [message #588392 is a reply to message #48575] Tue, 05 February 2008 16:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Chris Gross is currently offline Chris GrossFriend
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Please write an email to the Nebula mailing list and then we'll start
the process there.

Are there no legal issues with using the JGoodies code? Can it be EPL
licensed?

-Chris

Matthew Hall wrote:
> I've implemented my own version of JGoodies' FormLayout as well--I'd be
> willing to help maintain this too.
>
> Matthew Hall
>
> Grant Slender wrote:
>> Would I be able to be a maintainer for this?
>>
>> I would be happy to at least refactor the code to suit Nebula naming
>> and manage bug/issues and minor improvements where possible.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Grant
>>
>> Chris Gross wrote:
>>> Hi Grant,
>>>
>>> I think Nebula would be a good place for something like that. But
>>> we would need a volunteer to contribute and maintain the code. At
>>> Nebula, we don't have any full-time resources.
>>>
>>> regards,
>>> -Chris
>>>
>>> Grant Slender wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> Was wondering if Nubula could be an incubator for a SWT port of the
>>>> JGoodies Form layout?
>>>>
>>>> A SWT version of the layout manager exists
>>>> http://ffxml.net/swtforms.html so the effort is really one of
>>>> maintenance/bug fixing.
>>>>
>>>> Whilst I'm happy with SWT FormLayout, I do see some issues with it
>>>> that JGoodies addresses - ie the lack of platform independent units
>>>> that SWTForms does have (dialog units) to ensure widgets are
>>>> spaced/laid with the appropriate proportional widths/heights etc...
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Grant
Re: JGoodies Form layout / SWTForms? [message #588412 is a reply to message #48718] Tue, 05 February 2008 16:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Matthew Hall is currently offline Matthew HallFriend
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My code is a cleanroom implementation of the JGoodies API, with some
SWT-centric tweaks. There are no legal barriers--I'm a committer on
plat-ui and have the authority to license the contribution as EPL.

Matthew


Chris Gross wrote:
> Please write an email to the Nebula mailing list and then we'll start
> the process there.
>
> Are there no legal issues with using the JGoodies code? Can it be EPL
> licensed?
>
> -Chris
>
> Matthew Hall wrote:
>> I've implemented my own version of JGoodies' FormLayout as well--I'd
>> be willing to help maintain this too.
>>
>> Matthew Hall
>>
>> Grant Slender wrote:
>>> Would I be able to be a maintainer for this?
>>>
>>> I would be happy to at least refactor the code to suit Nebula naming
>>> and manage bug/issues and minor improvements where possible.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> Grant
>>>
>>> Chris Gross wrote:
>>>> Hi Grant,
>>>>
>>>> I think Nebula would be a good place for something like that. But
>>>> we would need a volunteer to contribute and maintain the code. At
>>>> Nebula, we don't have any full-time resources.
>>>>
>>>> regards,
>>>> -Chris
>>>>
>>>> Grant Slender wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> Was wondering if Nubula could be an incubator for a SWT port of the
>>>>> JGoodies Form layout?
>>>>>
>>>>> A SWT version of the layout manager exists
>>>>> http://ffxml.net/swtforms.html so the effort is really one of
>>>>> maintenance/bug fixing.
>>>>>
>>>>> Whilst I'm happy with SWT FormLayout, I do see some issues with it
>>>>> that JGoodies addresses - ie the lack of platform independent
>>>>> units that SWTForms does have (dialog units) to ensure widgets are
>>>>> spaced/laid with the appropriate proportional widths/heights etc...
>>>>>
>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>> Grant
Re: JGoodies Form layout / SWTForms? [message #588444 is a reply to message #48778] Tue, 05 February 2008 20:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Grant Slender is currently offline Grant SlenderFriend
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Matthew,

If you are willing to contribute your code and maintain it, then I think
that is probably the better option. I'd only take the existing SWTForms,
refactor for Nebula and manage and bugs fixs/contributions people make.

Your approach is better.

Let me know if you need/want any help.

Regards,
Grant

Matthew Hall wrote:
> My code is a cleanroom implementation of the JGoodies API, with some
> SWT-centric tweaks. There are no legal barriers--I'm a committer on
> plat-ui and have the authority to license the contribution as EPL.
>
> Matthew
>
>
> Chris Gross wrote:
>> Please write an email to the Nebula mailing list and then we'll start
>> the process there.
>>
>> Are there no legal issues with using the JGoodies code? Can it be EPL
>> licensed?
>>
>> -Chris
>>
>> Matthew Hall wrote:
>>> I've implemented my own version of JGoodies' FormLayout as well--I'd
>>> be willing to help maintain this too.
>>>
>>> Matthew Hall
>>>
>>> Grant Slender wrote:
>>>> Would I be able to be a maintainer for this?
>>>>
>>>> I would be happy to at least refactor the code to suit Nebula naming
>>>> and manage bug/issues and minor improvements where possible.
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Grant
>>>>
>>>> Chris Gross wrote:
>>>>> Hi Grant,
>>>>>
>>>>> I think Nebula would be a good place for something like that. But
>>>>> we would need a volunteer to contribute and maintain the code. At
>>>>> Nebula, we don't have any full-time resources.
>>>>>
>>>>> regards,
>>>>> -Chris
>>>>>
>>>>> Grant Slender wrote:
>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Was wondering if Nubula could be an incubator for a SWT port of
>>>>>> the JGoodies Form layout?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> A SWT version of the layout manager exists
>>>>>> http://ffxml.net/swtforms.html so the effort is really one of
>>>>>> maintenance/bug fixing.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Whilst I'm happy with SWT FormLayout, I do see some issues with it
>>>>>> that JGoodies addresses - ie the lack of platform independent
>>>>>> units that SWTForms does have (dialog units) to ensure widgets are
>>>>>> spaced/laid with the appropriate proportional widths/heights etc...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>>> Grant
Re: JGoodies Form layout / SWTForms? [message #588454 is a reply to message #48778] Tue, 05 February 2008 22:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Matthew Hall is currently offline Matthew HallFriend
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This might be a good opportunity to reach out to Karsten Lentzsch (the
JGoodies guy) for his participation. Some time ago he offered some
feedback on layout APIs, and offered to port his own FormLayout to SWT.
Most of his bugs were marked wontfix (for valid reasons) which may
have soured his perception of the Eclipse community.

Notwithstanding, Karsten seems very passionate about UI design and
usability, and I'll bet he'd give us plenty of help if invited.

Matthew

Matthew Hall wrote:
> My code is a cleanroom implementation of the JGoodies API, with some
> SWT-centric tweaks. There are no legal barriers--I'm a committer on
> plat-ui and have the authority to license the contribution as EPL.
>
> Matthew
>
>
> Chris Gross wrote:
>> Please write an email to the Nebula mailing list and then we'll start
>> the process there.
>>
>> Are there no legal issues with using the JGoodies code? Can it be EPL
>> licensed?
>>
>> -Chris
>>
>> Matthew Hall wrote:
>>> I've implemented my own version of JGoodies' FormLayout as well--I'd
>>> be willing to help maintain this too.
>>>
>>> Matthew Hall
>>>
>>> Grant Slender wrote:
>>>> Would I be able to be a maintainer for this?
>>>>
>>>> I would be happy to at least refactor the code to suit Nebula naming
>>>> and manage bug/issues and minor improvements where possible.
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Grant
>>>>
>>>> Chris Gross wrote:
>>>>> Hi Grant,
>>>>>
>>>>> I think Nebula would be a good place for something like that. But
>>>>> we would need a volunteer to contribute and maintain the code. At
>>>>> Nebula, we don't have any full-time resources.
>>>>>
>>>>> regards,
>>>>> -Chris
>>>>>
>>>>> Grant Slender wrote:
>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Was wondering if Nubula could be an incubator for a SWT port of
>>>>>> the JGoodies Form layout?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> A SWT version of the layout manager exists
>>>>>> http://ffxml.net/swtforms.html so the effort is really one of
>>>>>> maintenance/bug fixing.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Whilst I'm happy with SWT FormLayout, I do see some issues with it
>>>>>> that JGoodies addresses - ie the lack of platform independent
>>>>>> units that SWTForms does have (dialog units) to ensure widgets are
>>>>>> spaced/laid with the appropriate proportional widths/heights etc...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>>> Grant
Re: JGoodies Form layout / SWTForms? [message #588469 is a reply to message #48908] Wed, 06 February 2008 09:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Grant Slender is currently offline Grant SlenderFriend
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Seems like a good idea - perhaps wait till we open the sub-project and
get a start on at least porting the most recent version of JGoodies and
then seek his involvement?

Either way, you have my interest in supporting the project.

Regards,
Grant

Matthew Hall wrote:
> This might be a good opportunity to reach out to Karsten Lentzsch (the
> JGoodies guy) for his participation. Some time ago he offered some
> feedback on layout APIs, and offered to port his own FormLayout to SWT.
> Most of his bugs were marked wontfix (for valid reasons) which may have
> soured his perception of the Eclipse community.
>
> Notwithstanding, Karsten seems very passionate about UI design and
> usability, and I'll bet he'd give us plenty of help if invited.
>
> Matthew
>
> Matthew Hall wrote:
Re: JGoodies Form layout / SWTForms? [message #591765 is a reply to message #48970] Wed, 13 August 2008 21:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
No real name is currently offline No real nameFriend
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You may want to consider MIG layout which I have found to be quite nice
for SWT layouts.



Grant Slender wrote:
> Seems like a good idea - perhaps wait till we open the sub-project and
> get a start on at least porting the most recent version of JGoodies and
> then seek his involvement?
>
> Either way, you have my interest in supporting the project.
>
> Regards,
> Grant
>
> Matthew Hall wrote:
>> This might be a good opportunity to reach out to Karsten Lentzsch (the
>> JGoodies guy) for his participation. Some time ago he offered some
>> feedback on layout APIs, and offered to port his own FormLayout to
>> SWT. Most of his bugs were marked wontfix (for valid reasons) which
>> may have soured his perception of the Eclipse community.
>>
>> Notwithstanding, Karsten seems very passionate about UI design and
>> usability, and I'll bet he'd give us plenty of help if invited.
>>
>> Matthew
>>
>> Matthew Hall wrote:
Re: JGoodies Form layout / SWTForms? [message #591770 is a reply to message #48970] Wed, 13 August 2008 21:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
No real name is currently offline No real nameFriend
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You may want to consider MIG layout which I have found to be quite nice
for SWT layouts.



Grant Slender wrote:
> Seems like a good idea - perhaps wait till we open the sub-project and
> get a start on at least porting the most recent version of JGoodies and
> then seek his involvement?
>
> Either way, you have my interest in supporting the project.
>
> Regards,
> Grant
>
> Matthew Hall wrote:
>> This might be a good opportunity to reach out to Karsten Lentzsch (the
>> JGoodies guy) for his participation. Some time ago he offered some
>> feedback on layout APIs, and offered to port his own FormLayout to
>> SWT. Most of his bugs were marked wontfix (for valid reasons) which
>> may have soured his perception of the Eclipse community.
>>
>> Notwithstanding, Karsten seems very passionate about UI design and
>> usability, and I'll bet he'd give us plenty of help if invited.
>>
>> Matthew
>>
>> Matthew Hall wrote:
Re: JGoodies Form layout / SWTForms? [message #591778 is a reply to message #48970] Wed, 13 August 2008 22:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
No real name is currently offline No real nameFriend
Messages: 113
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You may want to consider MIG layout which I have found to be quite nice
for SWT layouts.



Grant Slender wrote:
> Seems like a good idea - perhaps wait till we open the sub-project and
> get a start on at least porting the most recent version of JGoodies and
> then seek his involvement?
>
> Either way, you have my interest in supporting the project.
>
> Regards,
> Grant
>
> Matthew Hall wrote:
>> This might be a good opportunity to reach out to Karsten Lentzsch (the
>> JGoodies guy) for his participation. Some time ago he offered some
>> feedback on layout APIs, and offered to port his own FormLayout to
>> SWT. Most of his bugs were marked wontfix (for valid reasons) which
>> may have soured his perception of the Eclipse community.
>>
>> Notwithstanding, Karsten seems very passionate about UI design and
>> usability, and I'll bet he'd give us plenty of help if invited.
>>
>> Matthew
>>
>> Matthew Hall wrote:
Re: JGoodies Form layout / SWTForms? [message #599754 is a reply to message #48778] Mon, 14 June 2010 12:49 Go to previous message
Alexey Romanov is currently offline Alexey RomanovFriend
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Did anything come from one of these projects? I don't see anything on Nebula Project's site.
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