next version of DWT?

Frank Benoit keinfarbton at
Sat Apr 28 11:46:04 PDT 2007

> Do you mean to actually call it DWT, and do s/SWT/DWT/g on the source? I
> don't see what would be gained by doing that.  DWT and Tioport's SWT are
> not compatible, and I think it would be good to use different names for
> them too.  I don't see why it can't be called SWT even if it's ported to
> D.  The docs use SWT anyway.

Yes, the pure name is not really an advantage.
I am not sure in the moment, how to proceed with this project. Shall I ...
1. Stay with TioPort, and have SWT as a subproject?
2. make a project "Dejavu", that maintains all java derived sources and
also D libs building on top of this code?
3. make a "SWT" (or use DWT?) project that only is for SWT?

This is why I was posting this question.

> To name some differences:  DWT uses char[] instead of String, supports
> delegates in some places, and it uses Phobos instead of Tango.  It also
> uses the 'import dwt.all;' idiom, which tioport doesn't.  I'm not saying
> that I want an swt.all module, by all means, and my own DWT project is
> already ported to tioport SWT.

Probably the char[] vs. String issue will go away.
I am working on it.

> Since DWT seems to be a dead project, I think that it's okay for SWT to
> use this newsgroup.  Or even better, if Walter would create a d.D.gui
> newsgroup. :)

renaming the newsgroup makes sense. I second that.

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