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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-5049340

AWT applications should look like native GUI applications

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    • Type: Enhancement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: P4
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 5.0, 6
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: client-libs
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    • Understanding:
      Fix Understood
    • CPU:
      generic, x86
    • OS:
      generic, windows_xp

      Description

      On Windows, AWT applications look like Window NT/98 applications. With new XP L&Fs, and with on-going Avalon, AWT applications will look unappropriate. AWT was always declared as a native-based fast GUI, and it is not so because we do huge amount of painting and components logic by ourselves. We must examine XP and Avalon GUI to make sure we either mimic their look/behavior or just use it.

      On Unix, AWT applications look like Motif applications. It is and was normal for current version of Solaris, but it is not appropriate for Gnome/KDE based systems like Solaris 10 and JDS. We must examine possibility to switch to one of the modern, platform-standard Unix L&Fs, preferably GTK2/Simple.

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              Assignee:
              art Artem Ananiev
              Reporter:
              domsunw Dom Dom (Inactive)
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