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'''Please note:''' The SWT 3.7 plan is now complete, and is available from the [http://www.eclipse.org/swt/R3_7/plan.html main SWT page]. This page is no longer being updated, but will be kept for future planning.
'''Please note:''' The [http://www.eclipse.org/swt/R3_7/plan.html SWT 3.7 Plan] is now complete. This page is no longer being updated, but will be kept for future planning.
== Introduction  ==
== Introduction  ==

Latest revision as of 13:08, 23 February 2012

Please note: The SWT 3.7 Plan is now complete. This page is no longer being updated, but will be kept for future planning.


[edit] Introduction

This page contains blue sky thinking about the kind of things we would like to see in SWT's immediate future. This is a place to collect ideas - it does not represent a commitment to implement the ideas.

[edit] Theme Drawing API

  • Provide an API to draw operating system themed controls and parts of controls.
    • Partially implemented already. May need to expand or implement on remaining platforms.

[edit] Native Controls

  • Add more native controls to SWT such as Header and HeaderItem
  • Native tool bar support for the Mac
  • Single MenuBar per Display support for Mac
  • 'Source list' mode for Trees in Cocoa (like iTunes or Mail.app)
  • Investigate custom draw for controls other than tables and trees (Menu background)
  • Gesture/touch event support for Windows 7 and Mac OS X
  • Use native DateTime dropdown control on Cocoa
  • Animation, transformation and effects API (something like CoreAnimation or Windows Animation Manager)
  • Button with SWT.WRAP

[edit] Graphics

  • Direct2D
  • Radial Gradients

[edit] Images

  • Add new API to give more control to the way images are saved, i.e. jpeg quality, dpi, etc.
  • Add new API to allow storing an image in parts (tiles) for faster rendering of very large images.
  • Support writing multi-page TIFF to allow tiled images to be stored as tiles.
  • Ensure that any image can be saved in any format on any platform.

[edit] Printing

  • Add new API to handle more printer options.

[edit] Performance

  • Investigate performance improvements on all platforms.
  • Investigate lightweight monitoring and tracing tool [1] to find slow code and problem areas in big applications.

[edit] E4

  • Investigate SWT in a Browser
    • investigate SproutCore as a platform
    • investigate and/or implement a JCL (Java Class Library) for the browser
    • implement API to resolve desktop and web (Display.run(), async image loading ...)
    • implement API to animate layouts
    • implement API for async dialogs
  • CSS engine improvments

[edit] Qt

[edit] Browser

  • Webkit for Windows

[edit] Ports

  • GTK for AIX and HPUX

[edit] Accessibility

  • Text editable interface
  • Complete new accessiblity API

[edit] BIDI

  • Change widget orientation on the fly
  • Non-Gregorian calendar support