I am amazed looking at the wasted effort people put into reinventing the
wheel so many times.
why are people making new librararies to create GUI apps on X, when one can
simply use Java/Swing which has a very rich GUI API? Why should one write
a GUI application on Unix using GTK+ or Qt or whatever the latest fashion,
when one can write the same application in the more advanced Swing kit? (and
as an extra benifit, have the application run not just on Unix/Linux, but
on Windows and VMS and OS/2 and the Mac and BeOS and As/400 and MVS and
OS390 and any other OS that have the JVM on it).
is there something inherit in the Unix programmer mentality to want to
duplicate, replicate, and create many falvours of the same thing all the time?
so, why use any X widget library when one can use Java Swing??