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December 19, 2005
Re: Elephant is open source
Charles wrote:
> Yea  I spent the weekend trying to learn eclipse, and im totally sold ( on
> eclipse ).  There are several GUI builders already for SWT, including
> Eclipse's visual editor project ( http://www.eclipse.org/vep/ ) , which is
> actually a generic gui builder that can generate code for several toolkits,
> which already supports SWT, so DWT should be doable with not much work,
> pretty cool!
> 
> Can't wait to try the blackbird plugin ( for D ) , the PHP plugin pwns :D.
> 
> Charlie
> 

Interesting about SWT GUI Builders.  I hadn't investigated/played with 
any of those.  It would be wonderful to have equivalent solutions for D, 
for certain.  I think the ultimate project would be to port the complete 
Eclipse over to D.  I'm sure there would be a huge performance 
improvement :).  Although that might be overkill for a project, since 
it's already working well in Java.

Blackbird plugin is no longer available as it was; although you might be 
able to find the last version lying around.  As I understand it, 
blackbird got folded into the current EclipseD/DDT project at 
dsource.org which is supposed to going the more complete integration 
route.  I still haven't got it working, though.  I just wish DDT had a 
method to easily install it in Eclipse.  I haven't figured out how to 
get it working despite previous discussions here about pointing Eclipse 
to the correct DDT plugin site location.

Blackbird, even in its minimal state, was excellent, indeed.

-JJR
December 20, 2005
Re: Elephant is open source
"Charles" <noone@nowhere.com> says:do6hr1$far$1@digitaldaemon.com...
> Yea  I spent the weekend trying to learn eclipse, and im totally sold ( on
> eclipse ).  There are several GUI builders already for SWT, including
> Eclipse's visual editor project ( http://www.eclipse.org/vep/ ) , which is
> actually a generic gui builder that can generate code for several 
> toolkits,
> which already supports SWT, so DWT should be doable with not much work,
> pretty cool!
>

The most powerful GUI builder for SWT may be "WindowBuilder" from
http://www.Instantiations.com.
The alterative may be "Jigloo GUI Builder" from 
http://www.cloudgarden.com/jigloo/.
And it's free for non-commercial use.
VE currently is not as visual as it should be.

- Shawn
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