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Re: Can RedHat buy the old Swing from AOL for gcj ?

On Friday 01 Oct 2004 14:12, Andrey Andreev wrote:
> Freddy BL wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > I have red, that RedHat have buyd the Netscape Enterprise Services from
> > AOL.
> [snip]
> > So, is it possible, to buy the rights of the old Swing from AOL?
> > Because I think, that the old Swing-implementation is still _a lot_ of
> > better then the actual implementation of the GNU Classpath Swing.
> I do not want to start a flamewar here, but Swing is nice but slow. 

There are quite a few optimisations in Java 1.5, for example improved JIT and 
the OpenGL implementation of Java2D. Swing might not be as slow as you 

Of course that can't be included in a distro though and Sun's distribution of 
Java for Linux isn't up to much. Shame really.

> And 
> I don't think the "old Swing" would really be all that great, given its
> age, I'm doubtful it would be compatible with anything. I was thinking,
> is not the SWT from IBM free (as in source)? I couldn't find the license
> (didn't look too hard), and I don't really read lawyer-speak very well,
> so I'm hoping someone here saves me some digging, if they already know. :)
> //Andro
> --
> Andrey Andreev
> University of Helsinki
> Dept. of Computer Science

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