<Swing Dev> Request for review: Bug 100054: Make building the Nimbus look 'n' feel optional

Peter Zhelezniakov Peter.Zhelezniakov at Sun.COM
Fri May 15 08:16:02 UTC 2009

Kirill Grouchnikov wrote:
>  > Oh, and if we have somehow become dependent upon a third-party tool
>  > (JIBX) that's so difficult to locate and has such a low commitment to
>  > interface stability, then perhaps we should reconsider that and use a
>  > different tool.
> The decision to remove this tool from the version control, yet still to 
> continue depending on it during the build time is indeed a little 
> puzzling. Obviously the time is scarce and the tasks are many, but how 
> difficult would it be to remove the dependency on JiBX altogether? 
> Unless Nimbus designer is very close to public release *and* it heavily 
> depends on JiBX, what's the compelling reason to keep having this 
> dependency. And if i understand correctly (from either Richard or 
> Jasper), the XMLs generated by Nimbus designer were tweaked manually 
> afterwards.

I agree.
I'll look into this, but don't expect a fix anytime soon ;)


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