Sneak peek of SWT and Swing in Vista

Here’s a screenshot of Eclipse (using SWT) on Vista, courtesy of Carolyn MacLeod and Ed Burnette.

And here’s NetBeans (using Swing) on Vista, courtesy of Chet Haase.

Looks like Java UIs have a good future in Vista. I believe they’re ahead of schedule compared to where they were when XP was coming out. I think with SWT being native and getting a good reception from the development community, that a big focus in Java 6 (Mustang) is pixel-perfect fidelity in Swing:

Chet Haase: We hear you. Native look & feel fidelity is a big thing for us in Mustang.

Gotta love competition!