AWT is dead now

Brian Sullivan bsulliv@home.com
Tue Mar 21 09:44:00 GMT 2000


ks@micky.rgv.hp.com wrote:

> > 4) if somebody really need it at that point, implementing
> > AWT widgets by calling Swing code: I believe that it is (or
> > was) Sun's plan too.
> >
>
> What amazing hubris.  Who is implementing AWT on top of Swing supposed
> to help?

I'm not the original poster, but I'll chime in here.

There are many special cases for AWT heavyweight/lightweight interactions
in the AWT code which I'm quite sure everyone at Sun responsible for it
would love to abandon.  All the special case code and hacks would
disappear.

Heavyweight and lightweight mixing together on the same form just doesn't
work particularly well; replacing AWT heavyweights with lightweights would

solve this.  Our GUI designer allows heavyweight to be mixed with
lightweight,
including live in the editor, but we sure recommend against it.

> Cheers,
> -kls

Regards,
Brian Sullivan



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