ThinG - a GUI Editor for Thinlet
is a XUL
GUI Editor for Thinlet.
Thinlet is a GUI toolkit for Java, designed for really thin clients running on Java 1.1, Personal Java or Personal Basis Profile (MIPD), Applets, as well as full featured stand-alone applications running on J2SE 1.4. GUIs are build using XML (XUL) descriptors. It is a fast and flexible alternative to Swing.
ThinG has been written by Dirk Möbius in (almost) seven days, using JDK 1.4. The license is GPL. Of course, it is written using Thinlet itself.
2005/03/10 - A word about Thinlet
There's a new Thinlet version on the Thinlet homepage called thinlet-2005-02-27. I advise you not to use this version to run ThinG. You will get an error if you try. Please use the version of
However, you may use the newest version thinlet-2005-02-27 to run your application with a Thinlet XML document that has been created by ThinG. But please notice that there are some (minor) differences between the attributes of both versions:
Also, i18n support has been changed. Since ThinG doesn't support i18n at the moment, I will not go further into details. I18n support is planned for a future release.
I admit that the current situation totally discontenting. I'd expected the new version of
Until those differences are sorted out, all I can do is to wait for the Thinlet API to stabilize. As soon as this happens, I'll release a new ThinG version that supports whatever features are contained in Thinlet.
My apologies for not being able to provide a better solution.
2005/01/28 - BugTracker and Forum links added
2004/11/28 - Binary installer available
Don't hesitate to post bug reports, feature requests or any general comments about ThinG.
2004/11/22 - ThinG v0.1 released.
See below in the "Download" section.
I'll add more detailled installation and compilation descriptions later. I hope it suffices for now...
Also later: WebStart demo!
Although it looks like an alpha release, I consider it at least of beta quality -- almost all Thinlet components can be edited by ThinG (everything but <bean>). Please give it a try!
More information follows.
(dmoebius at gmx.net)
Last update: 2005/03/15