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dtacheron
19 Nov 2011, 12:57 AM
Hi,

We think about adopting GWT. So, we have to make some architectural choices and we look at available candidate solutions.

First we understand :
- Ext-Gwt is a wrapper for javascript library ExtJs
- SmartGwt is a wrapper for javascript library SmartClient
- Gwt-Ext is a wrapper for old version of javascript library ExtJs (not an option for us)

But secondly, we read that Sencha also produce GXT which is not a GWT wrapper for javascript library but a GWT extension from Sencha company. Ok, nice, but unfortunately GXT doesn't appear in Sencha product list.

So we are in doubt. GXT is an other name for Ext-Gwt, an other product, or nothing at all ?

Thanks

dtacheron
19 Nov 2011, 2:38 AM
Some answers from http://code.google.com/intl/fr-FR/webtoolkit/tools/gwtdesigner/features/gwt/gxt.html :
- Ext GWT (GXT) (http://www.extjs.com/products/gxt/) is a Java library for building rich internet applications with the Google Web Toolkit (GWT)
- Native GWT solution with no external JavaScript or 3rd party libraries

So :
- it seems that GXT is just an other name for ExtGwt. Also i have found references to GXT in ExtGwt reference documentation. again some marketing confusing terms ...

- but finaly this is not a wrapper for extjs library but a full java solution (GWT extension) like i first thought before to be confused (perhaps it was a wrapper in the past and become a full java solution more recently, that could also explain confusion between GXT and ExtGwt product names)

sven
19 Nov 2011, 3:03 AM
- it seems that GXT is just an other name for ExtGwt. Also i have found references to GXT in ExtGwt reference documentation.

This is correct.

Ext GWT, or also named GXT, is not a wrapper around Ext JS but fully written in Java.
GWT Ext was a wrapper around Ext JS but is no longer under active development and was also not maintained by Sencha
SmartGWT is a wrapper around SmartClient.

dtacheron
19 Nov 2011, 6:21 AM
thanks 4 help.

ExtGwt's roadmap and the next 3.0 version seems very interesting.
I'll deep further into developers pre-release