|SWT_AWT Bridge or Albireo [message #950635]
||Fri, 19 October 2012 22:32
| Mark Leone
Registered: April 2012
My project has an RCP app with an embedded Swing component. A few years ago, we developed an RCP toolkit that included a "Swing in SWT" implementation based on Albireo. Our toolkit didn't use Albireo in its entirety; rather we integrated parts of Albireo into our code.|
Now a few years later we're deprecating our toolkit in lieu of another one, which does much of what we need but doesn't have a SWT to AWT bridging capability. So we'll need to incorporate some implementation enabling Swing components to run in the SWT UI. Developers involved in the original toolkit development told me that Albireo was used because it provided needed capabilities and refinements not found in SWT_AWT Bridge.
I was able to find the archived Albireo code (after much searching). However, given that Albireo was terminated because of lack of activity, I'm wondering if it's now OBE. Perhaps some of the capabilities developed for Albireo were incorporated into SWT_AWT Bridge?
Could someone please comment on what advantages Albireo may still have over using SWT_AWT Bridge? I'm happy to use Albireo if it provides some advantage over SWT_AWT Bridge; but if SWT_AWT Bridge is just as good, then of course I want to avoid adding a dependency on Albireo.
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