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Monday, December 26, 2005

Java SWT rich clients: Azureus, Oxygen

Azureus Bittorrent client is a pretty impressive example of a Java rich client based on SWT. It's responsive and rich graphically. Did they finally get the equivalent of Java2D in SWT? Azureus has lots of scrolling realtime graphs to diagnose why your 2GB download goes so slowly. .NET isn't your only choice for a rich client.

I should also mention Oxygen, an SWT desktop XML IDE also based on SWT. It's capable and snappy, and has a great XSLT debugger; but not as feature loaded as XML Spy.

A nice scrolling real time graph from Azureus

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