Google Web Toolkit has gone 100% Open Source. In a blog announcement, Bruce Johnson, Tech Lead said, “Today is quite a milestone for Google Web Toolkit: with the GWT 1.3 Release Candidate, our team is very happy to announce that all of GWT is open source under the Apache 2.0 license. There's a lot to say, but let's start with our mission: "To radically improve the web experience for users by enabling developers to use existing Java tools to build no-compromise AJAX for any modern browser."
Google Web Toolkit (GWT) is a Java software development framework that makes writing AJAX applications like Google Maps and Gmail easy for developers who don't speak browser quirks as a second language. Now, all development will be done in the open, and the Google team will work directly from the GWT project on Google Code. They have created a charter document ("Making GWT Better") that describes the philosophical foundations of GWT as well as the nuts and bolts of compiling GWT on one’s own, contributing code, and participating in the new Google Web Toolkit Contributors group. The GWT roadmap and all technical decisions will be discussed publicly, and Google has republished the GWT web site documentation under a Creative Commons license. They will also be publishing their team meeting notes to the contributors group.
There is no major enhancement to the newly released 1.3 RC. In Bruce’s words, “ The only thing that has intentionally changed since GWT 1.2 is the open source thing. However, since we did have to tweak a lot of source code and the GWT build scripts to make it easy for anyone to compile, we want to be conservative and call this a Release Candidate anyway. Once we hear enough success stories with the 1.3 RC, we'll call it 1.3 Final then get back to full-speed-ahead coding as we drive toward a nice big GWT 1.4. “
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I have spent a fair amount of time playing with 2 versions GWT and one of the Eclipse GUI designer plugins: good stuff for sure.
ajax news desk commented on 13 Dec 2006
Google Web Toolkit has gone 100% Open Source. In a blog announcement, Bruce Johnson, Tech Lead said, 'Today is quite a milestone for Google Web Toolkit: with the GWT 1.3 Release Candidate, our team is very happy to announce that all of GWT is open source under the Apache 2.0 license. There's a lot to say, but let's start with our mission: To radically improve the web experience for users by enabling developers to use existing Java tools to build no-compromise AJAX for any modern browser.'
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