[messages] [Developers] Re: Roadmap for VASSAL 4
uckelman at nomic.net
Wed Mar 30 06:53:03 MST 2011
Thus spake Michael Kiefte:
> > * Swing bugs
> You could substitute those with SWT bugs!
I can't imagine the SWT devs being slower to fix things than Sun/Oracle
> > * Image loading bugs
> I doubt that would improve with SWT. If anything, SWT is harder to work
> with, but it looks nicer.
Does SWT use it's own image loader? I would have thought it would have
used BufferedImages and relied on ImageIO for image loading.
> > * Whether the desktop ecosystem is dying
> In Java specifically or with desktops in general? Desktops will be around
> for quite a long time and there is even some evidence they have gained on
> game consoles. But Java may be dying on the desktop.
With respect to Java in particular. I don't expect that the desktop will
go away. I can't imagine coding on my phone.
> Of course the main advantages of either Qt or wxWidgets is the vast number
> of libraries available for C and C++. Oh and I forgot about GTK which is
> very hard to use. Has anyone compiled anything with GTK for Windows besides
I seem to recall having done that once. I actually kind of like GTK myself.
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