SwingX No Longer Funded

31 Oct 2008

Well, it looks like Swing continues to be a technology that has matured enough to be left out to pasture. In addition to the Swing team departures at Sun, the most recent related event is that SwingX, one of my favorite libraries, has stopped being funded. I don't see this as a huge problem, as most applications are heading to the web nowadays unless they have a hugely compelling reason to be on the desktop (Development IDEs, CAD, Drawing, Graphics apps). JavaFX continues to be the also-ran in the RIA lineup against Flex (forefront) and Silverlight (2nd place).