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Wolf Paulus - of Theodore fame (XUL Forms Designer for Thinlet)
- has created a tiny (less than 30k) open-source
XUL motor for Swing dubbed Swix licensed under an Apache-style license.
Swix lets you create UIs for your apps or applets
using a XUL dialect
that holds on to
Swing names wherever possible
(e.g. class names such as
map to tag names such as
method names such as
map to attribute names such as
For the full battery of supported tags and attributes
see the Swix Tag Reference.
Bring-Your-Own-Markup Swix Applet. Wolf has also created a small servlet that lets you try out Swix UI markup through a web page titled Swix Live. Type in (or cut and paste) your Swix markup into the textbox and click "Show Me" to kick off a web page housing a Swix applet showing your very own creation.
Swix Forms Designer Upcoming. Wolf has also started work on a XUL Forms Designer for Swix code-named Franklin.
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