|Sep 16, 2005||
(NEW!) After a silence of several months, here's what's new:
|Feb 22, 2005||
New version is on the way, with many enhancements that bring SWT/Fox up to date with SWT 3.1M5:
While waiting, you can check the progress on these in CVS.
|Nov 21, 2004||SWT/Fox 3.0 Beta 4 released (Check the release notes)|
|Nov 20, 2004||SWT/Fox 3.0 Beta 3 released (Check the release notes)|
|Oct 27, 2004||SWT/Fox 3.0 Beta 2 released (Check the release notes)|
|Oct 23, 2004||SWT/Fox runs Eclipse 3.0 & 3.1M2 (in beta)|
|Screenshots & Downloads|
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DOWNLOADS: There are two ways you can use to download a prepackaged SWT/Fox binary & sources:
Finally, choose the SWT/Fox port feature. After the installation is over, restart Eclipse with eclipse -ws fox to see SWT/Fox in action.
Using the Eclipse Updates Manager
Finally, choose the SWT/Fox port feature that matches your operating system (currently Linux only). After the installation is over, restart Eclipse with eclipse -ws fox to see SWT/Fox in action.
Dependencies:SWT/Fox is statically linked with the Fox C++ library, so you don't need any other library, besides the standard Xorg/XFree86 available in every Linux distribution.
XFT2 is also not a strong requirement: if XFT2 is not installed on the machine, SWT/Fox will use server-side fonts.
NOTE: If you want to use the Browser widget, you need a GTK2 build of Mozilla 1.4 or later installed.
You also need to have the environment variable MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME defined to point to the installation directory of Mozilla.
Help us stabilize this port!
Since SWT/Fox is in beta, please report any bugs you experience in the SourceForge bug tracker!
SWT/Fox uses the same configuration file as Fox: ~/.foxrc/Desktop
you can create it manually and then enter any settings recognizable by Fox. TODO
Enable/disable XFT2 (support for antialiased fonts):
SWT/Fox knows one more setting, which Fox does not:
loadxft=1 (or 0)
If you set it to 0, SWT/Fox will use server-side (non-antialiased) fonts, regardless of the fact whether XFT2 is installed or not.
Fonts looking too big or too small:
If you experience this (with or without font antialiasing), the reason is that your server is running with different DPI from what Fox assumes.
To fix this, run:
xdpyinfo | grep resolution
Then inform Fox about the used horizontal or vertical resoltion (they should be almost equal):
screenres=100 (where 100 is the displayed horizontal or vertical resolution from above)
Changing the default bold Helvetica font to something more visually appealing:
normalfont="Bitstream Vera Sans,100" (where 100 is approximately 10 pixels font height; note: the quotations should be included!)
The premiere SWT port for Linux.
Advantages: It has all advantages of GTK+: Good support, Unicode based, theming,
good integration with the Gnome desktop.
The original X11 SWT port. Available for Linux, Solaris and other Unixes.
Advantages: The main advantage of SWT/Motif is that it is faster than GTK+.
Our port is provided as a third-party plugin, that is, Eclipse.org is not involved in its development.
Formerly there used to be a paragraph here, claiming that SWT/Fox was faster than the official SWT/GTK & SWT/Motif ports.
Some notes about the features, restrictions & peculiarities of SWT/Fox are available here.
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