AWT is dead now

Nathan Meyers nmeyers@javalinux.net
Tue Mar 21 11:46:00 GMT 2000


On Tue, Mar 21, 2000 at 05:27:53AM -0700, Jonathan P. Olson wrote:
> I think that the "heavyweight" vs. "lightweight" terminology is really
> misleading.  Seems like the Swing "lightweight" components are usually
> heavier and slower than the native "heavyweight" components.
> A better terminology would be "native" vs. "pure java" or "peer" vs. "non-peer".

The terms have outlived their original purpose, in the X Windows world,
where "heavyweight" components consumed actual windows resources in the
X server and "lightweight" did not. Unfortunately, they've stuck (and
even mutated).

Nathan Meyers
nmeyers@javalinux.net

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