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"Swing" framework available now for GCJ
- From: Rob Pitman <rob at pitman dot co dot za>
- To: java at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 15:30:29 +0200
- Subject: "Swing" framework available now for GCJ
GCJ users may be interested in the open-source "Charva" project at
http://sourceforge.net/projects/charva - it is a "Swing" framework for
character-based terminals (e.g. xterm, PuTTY etc).
The absence of a true javax.swing package for GCJ hampers the adoption
of GCJ for client-side applications. If you use Charva, you can at least
present a "graphical" user interface (with JFrames, JPanels,
JTextFields, JButtons, etc) on a character-based terminal. The Charva
API is based as closely as possible on the Swing API.
Charva has been around for several years, is quite stable, and has
already been adopted quite widely for certain niche applications; e.g.
remote management of Linux/Unix servers, and for use on ruggedised
portable computers (details are on the project website at
Charva is compatible with GCJ - the download tarball contains an
example of an application compiled with GCJ.