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As a Free Software project, we're always looking to join forces with other Free Software developers.
ActiveWidgets seems a little redundant given the flexibility of tools like XWT.
b) XWT works using Java, requiring user acceptance of self-certified code plus a Java RTE, frustrating the user, and doesn't address alternate formats.
Conclusion: ActiveWidgets rocks, and is by no means redundant. If 'Nobody' was really looking to join forces, they would contact the developer, not post an anonymous slam on the forum.
Thanks for the neat grid object. I for one will add it to my web developers toolkit and look forward to pleasing my site visitors with the possibilities here.
ActiveWidgets just needs more functions (like Java Table from Objectplanet)
> code plus a Java RTE, frustrating the user, and doesn't address alternate
XWT is written in Java, yes, but it does *not* require a JRE for Linux, Solaris, MacOSX and Windows. It uses GCJ to build native platform binaries. I don't know what 'self-signed' code is; the XWT binaries are signed with a valid verisign certificate, if that counts as self-signed then *any* signed binary is self-signed.
I have no idea what "doesn't address alternate formats" means.
Yes, XWT is a bigger initial (one-time) download, so if you only need a datagrid then ActiveWidgets is probably better (even if it doesn't seem to retain its data over a browser refresh). If you need a full-fledged, zero-install, cross-platform, web-launchable GUI, ActiveWidgets is not even close to XWT. With which I do not intend to imply that XWT is 'better' than ActiveWidgets, just that they serve largely different needs which may sometime overlap.
Users, don't like plug-ins/applets, never have, never will. Java Applets had their 15 minutes of fame back in 1999. They've had over 4 years to catch-on, and still haven't made any inroads.
ActiveWidgets and CSS/DHTML based componentry, rock on....
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