[sword-devel] Ideal SWORD Front-end? (cross-platform)
bergmannmd at web.de
Wed Oct 22 00:28:15 MST 2008
Am 22.10.2008 um 07:03 schrieb Nathan Youngman:
> Cross-platform toolkits that use native widgets still don't
> necessarily "feel" quite right...
I think so, too.
Cross-Platform applications always are a compromise. Some of the
frameworks more, some less.
> Some of the tools that use native widgets:
> WxWdigets (BPBible)
> Lazarus (Pascal with a component library)
> RealBasic (commercial)
> Runtime Revolution (commercial, interpreted)
> SWT (Eclipse)
> Some UIs use skins instead, but try to match the look with the OS:
> Java Swing
> Mono 2.0 Windows.Forms 2.0
> Others go their own way:
> Adobe Flex
What about Silverlight and JavaFX. Could be interesting. For me as a
Java guy especially JavaFX.
> How does one make a single app that really "feels" at home on
> anything from Leopard, Ubuntu, XP, or Vista?
> Is it possible?
I think not. Although I need to say that only the Mac is more
different to Gnome or Windows desktops.
Java Swing applications look much more native on Windows/Linux than
they do on Mac. Although Apple delivers Java with Aqua style widgets
there still are font, toolbar and menu issues.
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