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[eclipse-dev] SWT Markup should be in the 3.0 plan

(Don't know if this is the right place to post this - seems to be mostly a
build status list of late - please redirect me, if not.)

There should be a standard way to convert XML markup to SWT objects. Moving
the markup-to-SWT step into the platform would encourage and accelerate the
development of visual GUI design tools. (The fact that there are none nearly
two years after Eclipse became open source suggests that a little
stimulation is needed.) Not only would this be useful for new tools, but it
would provide a transformation target for other markup-based GUI produced by
existing tools.

Chris McLaren has made a good start with his XSWT translator. Certainly the
community can pitch in and help with it, but there needs to be an item in
the plan - at least, one of those "after all the committed work is finished"
items - to allow it to be properly integrated and tested.


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