[sword-devel] Ideal SWORD Front-end? (cross-platform)

Manfred Bergmann bergmannmd at web.de
Wed Oct 22 00:28:15 MST 2008

Hi Nathan.

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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