Eclipse needs to switch to Swing before SWT really gets out of hand
The latest release of Eclipse (3.0-M8) now has custom look and feels. The default one is pretty random and doesn’t look like my Mac.
For some reason, many moons ago, I thought the reason for SWT’s existence was two-fold:
1) Look like the native platform using native components
2) Higher performance than Swing
On the Mac platform it now has neither. Swing both looks the same as the native platform and performs better than SWT. Will they please just give it up and switch to the standard controls? Can anyone explain why SWT still exists?