Redcar is moving to JRuby
23 Aug 2009

After a long struggle with our current platform, we have decided that it is best for the future of Redcar if we port it to JRuby. This will mean switching to another GUI toolkit, which we have identified as SWT. There are a lot of reasons for this (anyone who is interested can check the mailing list for details), but we expect the move to result in

  • improved stability,
  • more accessible source code,
  • easier packaging,
  • better cross-platform support.
We’re going to try and get this over with as quickly as possible, I’ll be pulling double shifts and Silvio and Henrik and a few others are jumping in too.

If you’d like to be involved in Redcar, this is a great opportunity to get started and help out, so please drop by the mailing list or IRC channel.

See you on the other side! :)

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