Today someone approach me and his introduction statement was that he’s interested in XWT and was told that Eclipse 4.1 is built upon XWT. I’ll restate the same I’ve stated in all of my talks: XWT is a technology developed in the e4-Incubator side by side with the Eclipse 4 Application Platform.
The important thing here is SIDE BY SIDE which means XWT nor the Eclipse 4 Application Platform have a dependency on each other! The Eclipse 4 Application platform makes no assumption on the technology you use to write/describe your UI – the system is extremely open which I highlighted in another blog where I used Swing to render the UI.
So once more the important message: Eclipse 4.1 does not depend on XWT nor does XWT depend on Eclipse 4.1