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Porting SWT for GTK+ 3 - What, Why and How

Session Type: 
Standard Talk [25 minutes]
Speakers

On UNIX/Linux based platforms, SWT (Standard Widget Toolkit) currently supports the GTK+ 2.x
release stream as its underlying native widget toolkit. Modern distributions have however,
started adopting the GTK+ 3.x release stream which brings in many improvements viz. use of Cairo
vector graphics library throughout, upgraded input device handling with XInput2, CSS based theme
APIs, experimental Wayland and HTML 5 backends, and support for touch devices, apart from a bunch
of new fun and useful widgets as well. In order to take full advantage of these new features and to

Schedule info

Status: 
Accepted

Audience

Track: 
Eclipse Technology
Experience level: 
Beginner

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