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Introduction to the XUL Runtime Environment

Thursday November 7th, 2002

Aaron Andersen of XulPlanet has written an introduction to the XUL Runtime Environment (XRE).


#5 Java and XUL?

by mbokil

Friday November 8th, 2002 1:59 PM

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I think this is great that XUL will become an aplication runtime. How about using Java though? I never liked the swing UI widgets in J2SDK. I would like to see a Java API for XUL so programmers fluent in Java could take advantage of UI construction in XML using XUL.

Keep in mind though XUL has the same problem as Java. Without a runtime engine the applications will not work. Also how about performance and garbage collection? How will complex applications run? Fast or dog slow compared to native applications. Any data on the performance issues?

-Mark