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Re: Visual Editor? [message #145245] Sat, 28 June 2008 21:07
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed MerksFriend
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VE has its own newsgroup, as does SWT, both of which I've added to the
"to" list of the reply.

Richard wrote:
> Hmmm...
> OK, guys, I need some help finding out the current status of things
> regarding java windowing _applications._
> One key reason I'm interested in Eclipse is my interest in a visual
> editor. These other features are nice, but they don't save me the kind
> of time that a visual editor does. I have an extensive 'swing'
> application and I'd like to maintain it and continue development and
> can't afford to re-write it; org.eclipse.swt doesn't do it for me.
> NOTE TO SWT PEOPLE: You'd do yourselves a great favor if you put on
> your home page a simple paragraph or so addressing that your toolset
> is an _alternative_ to something like javax.swing, and what your
> policy on deployment of the library is and what the benefits are
> beyond swing - why bother? As your home web page is now, it'd be
> pretty easy to miss the fact that you're offering something
> potentially better and with more options to be converted for use on
> non-java platforms.
> ..I had expected there would be a visual editor for Java apps, and in
> looking, I found out about the Visual Editor Project, but it has a
> "final" release noted in late 2007, and it talks about requiring
> younger versions (3.2/3.3) of Eclipse, but it seems old. I'd have
> expected something like VEP to be rolled into the main-line concerns /
> development of Eclipse itself. What's the current state of affairs?
> Development over? Nothing more to do? Not enough coders? Seems odd...
> MEANWHILE, EclipsePluginCentral has a bit on WindowBuilder Pro. The
> description sounds nice, but it only talks about supporting up to
> Eclipse 3.3, and not 3.4, which I just installed! -smile- It's clearly
> got a lot of work happening with it. But it's NOT open-source. Oh,
> sure, it's got some kind of accademic and restricted functionality
> version available for free, but this is not the same thing.
> What's up guys?
> Thank you for your time,
> Richard
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