|Re: Is XWT dead? [message #1042634 is a reply to message #1042537]
||Tue, 16 April 2013 17:33
| Erdal Karaca
Registered: July 2009
XWT is a really interesting technology that can boost UI development (once you are familiar with it, of course).
For me, these are the key arguments to using XWT as a UI technology:
- a clean separation of business logic and ui design (of course, you can do this in java, too, but this forces you and/or your [not advanced developers] to do the separation)
- it is XML, which allows you to preprocess it using your favorite transformations (xslt, xquery, ...), for example, for filtering everything out from the XML according to authorization rules (imagine how you would do this in java code)
Tom Schindl has developed an xtext based DSL editor for fxml (javafx xml) which is a cool idea to adapt to XWT as well. This would allow to have a fully featured editor (with syntax highlighting, content assist, etc.).
You will find its source code here:
To leave incubation phase, we need an interested community
Let us know if you need some more help.
Andrey Loskutov wrote on Tue, 16 April 2013 16:46
Thank you for the fast response.
We are evaluating different technology stacks we can use for "Java-free" Eclipse UI design, and so I was stumbled upon XWT.
For me it is still somewhat unclear - what is the plan for the project?
How log it will take for the release?
When the project will leave incubation?
Where is the source code repository?
Is this only "one-company" driven project without much involvement from other parties?
What is the main use case for it? Previously this was for e4 UI design, but now the e4 GUI design is done with the different technology?
It would be nice if you could elaborate a little bit more about your plans for the future.
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