Posted by volkerj
on June 26, 2004 at 12:13 AM PDT
First of all, I'd like to congratulate for your first release.
I am looking at JDNC from the perspective of a not-so-much data binding oriented person. In fact, I am working on some GUI in the context of project JXTA and am looking at JDNC with respect to using primitive Swing stuff, such as normal frames, dialogs, buttons etc. in the first place, yet with an option of using JDNC editors, tree tables [...] at a later stage.
So here is what I am currently thinking about: I saw on the JDNC site and in the introductory article that (JDNC Markup Language) "It does not include general tag support at the UI toolkit or graphics level and we are not recommending developers use JDNC's XML configuration for general purpose Swing development.". You are referring to other toolkits such as eNode and SwingML for that purpose.
Well, it seems as if JDNC is somewhat close to the eNode stuff - would I also be able to use their markup language with only the JDNC package in my classpath in order to create Swing primitives? If not, do you know an appropriate (open source) Object Realizer implementation in order to keep the number of dependencies small that would otherwise be increased by additional libs? It seems as if eNode itself does not (yet) provide any suitable download...
Thanks in advance,