Thanks for the answer. We're desperate for input! Can you tell me, generally speaking, do you LIKE ExtGWT? If you had a friend considering starting a new app, would you recommend it? What other frameworks have you used that you would say it is better than and why? These are questions that make it cool to talk to a non-sencha person. Send me a PM if you don't feel comfortable being blunt on a public forum.
Really? I thought GWT looked like just a java library that generated ExtJS code behind the scenes. This kind of topples my mental apple cart of what GWT is. If that is not what it is, do you have a better quick description?
2) ExtGWT does not use ExtJs code base. Well it does use some DomQuery. But nothing widgets related. Meaning you cant write ExtJS code in ExtGWT. Well actually you could but most of the time you are better off using GXT code in a GXT project
Also, does GWT work with the same theming type things that ExtJS offers like SASS/Compass and Sencha Slice? We have an ironclad requirement to support back through IE 6, so any theming we might do has to apply to that.
Do you get good support? Support is important to some of the decision makers on our project. If it has less resources, one always worried about support and whether it will go away in the future.
5) Now well i have the feeling the JS fraction @Sencha has a bit more resource then the Java one but Sven is all over the forum. Could be better but it s ok :). Also i dont think GXT will go away anytime soon.
Well, first of all, I feel Flash is a dying technology, but that's not really germaine. >:)
6) No Flash in GXT 3. Are you targeting mobile devices ? Otherwise why is Flash a problem ?
Our app(s) will be consumed by a variety of government agencies, many of whom will be working under security officers with ridiculously strict rules. You've no idea how arbitrary some of them can be, and our apps have never required flash or any plugin other than Adobe Acrobat (and even that isn't really a requirement...they can just download and open in something else). Asking to require Flash all of the sudden would be a big hassle politically.
We do have long term plans to move towards mobile apps, but that's not the short term impetus.
How about in 2? Is it as rudimentary as just calling a million setters?
7) The Data package has been reenigineered in GXT3 and looks pretty good. But i dont know the internal myself. I have tried GXT3 yet.