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From Carsten Ziegeler <>
Subject Re: Moving the web UI to Vaadin...
Date Wed, 13 Oct 2010 12:38:38 GMT
Sounds good to me - I never used GWT nor Vaadin before, so I can't
really judge :)


Marcel Offermans  wrote
> Hey all,
> Some time ago, we started work on a web based UI for ACE based on GWT. Feature wise,
GWT is great, providing a nice web UI that supports things like drag and drop. There are two
big downsides of GWT though:
> The first is that the javascript generation is rather slow, making the development cycle
when doing UI updates fairly slow.
> The second is that there is no way to modularize the GWT based UI. You always have to
compile it in one go.
> In my opinion, Vaadin [1], a toolkit built on top of GWT that is released under the Apache
Licence Version 2.0, solves both issues nicely. I'm seriously considering moving the whole
UI to it. WDYT?
> Greetings, Marcel
> [1]

Carsten Ziegeler

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