After takin' a swig o' grog, Oliver Wong belched out this bit o' wisdom:
> "Rex Ballard" <rex.ballard@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> Eclipse has provided an Open Source foundry that can be supported by
>> both Open Source projects and by proprietary "plug-ins". Since it's
>> written in Java, it can be run on Windows, Linux, Unix, Solaris, and
>> Macs, anything that supports Java GUI standards.
> Note though that Eclipse uses its own internal GUI library, SWT, which
> uses native libraries written in C. Thus the Eclipse team has to port SWT to
> every platform they want Eclipse to run on, and can't simply depend on
> Java's crossplatform-ness to take it everywhere.
It sounds like the ports have all been done. It's not as difficult as
The computer revolution is over. The computers won.