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Is Eclipse going to (eventually) move to JavaFX instead of SWT ? [message #1030108] Sat, 30 March 2013 17:57 Go to next message
Sergio Castro is currently offline Sergio CastroFriend
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As far as I understand it is possible to create the visual components of an Eclipse plugin with JavaFX instead of SWT. But, is this a good idea ?
Is Eclipse eventually going to move to JavaFX in the future and deprecate SWT ?.
As far as I understand user interfaces developed by SWT have a native look and feel and this is not always the case in JavaFX. If this is correct, does it mean that a pluging developed with a JavaFX interface could look weird ?


thanks for the feedback,

Sergio
Re: Is Eclipse going to (eventually) move to JavaFX instead of SWT ? [message #1030591 is a reply to message #1030108] Sun, 31 March 2013 12:03 Go to previous message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed MerksFriend
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Comments below.

On 31/03/2013 12:32 AM, Sergio Castro wrote:
> As far as I understand it is possible to create the visual components
> of an Eclipse plugin with JavaFX instead of SWT. But, is this a good
> idea ?
> Is Eclipse eventually going to move to JavaFX in the future and
> deprecate SWT ?.
No, SWT won't be deprecated. There is this new project so you can use
e4 with JavaFX as the rendering engine:

http://eclipse.org/proposals/technology.efxclipse/

> As far as I understand user interfaces developed by SWT have a native
> look and feel and this is not always the case in JavaFX.
It's not just native look and feel, it's really using the native widgets.
> If this is correct, does it mean that a pluging developed with a
> JavaFX interface could look weird ?
They aren't native widgets so that might be noticed.
>
>
> thanks for the feedback,
>
> Sergio
>
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