What is SwingWT?
SwingWT is a 100% pure Java library which aims to be a
free implementation of Swing and AWT. Unlike Swing, it drives native peer
widgets for your platform from SWT. You can see a screenshot of the basic
SwingWT demo here (Linux/GTK2) and here (MacOSX).
A small list of projects I know about using SwingWT.
SwingWT offers many benefits:
- More responsive GUIs and faster startup times
- Less RAM usage for applications
- Many developers prefer the Swing API
- Existing Swing applications don't need to be recoded
- Mature Swing UI designers can be used
- Developers deploying to *nix/Win32 can compile
natively with GCJ and the
applications can be distributed without a VM. Linux distribution makers
could package many existing Java/Swing applications that previously could
not be distributed in workable state.
- SWT components can be directly accessed through the
API, allowing mix and match (make Eclipse plugins with Swing!)
- All platform benefits such as font sub-pixel
decimation for LCD monitors (unavailable in Swing)
- Use Swing on mobile devices!
- The best of both worlds! New Swing components for
JClosableTabbedPane, JCoolBar, JTaskTrayItem..
- A FREE implementation of Swing you can redistribute
and modify to suit your own requirements
- Insulation from changes to the SWT APIs
- Insulation from differences between SWT platforms
Come to know more about: http://swingwt.sourceforge.net/