27 May '12, 12am

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This works on OS X (screenshot of result is at the top of this post) but it's all generic so if you can get JRuby and the SWT JAR and support files for your platform, this same code will render a native looking window with a label and button control on whatever platform you're running. The major downsides so far are that it's a bit unstable (if I move the window much, the app crashes) and I can't seem to create events for the controls, although I think this might be due to my lack of Java nous . Also.. it's an experimental piece of software running on an experimental compiler, so it's far from ready for real use, and there are undoubtedly better solutions, but if you like to hack...

Full article: http://www.rubyinside.com/jruby-swt-future-cross-platform...

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