eclipse and opencascade

Did anyone considered using eclipse as a UI platform for OCC ? I know the salome project is using QT but seing that:
1) eclipse is pushed by IBM
2) eclipse is java and the speed of c++ (if well designed) at the ui level.
3) QT is not open source in w32
4) eclipse is ported to w32/linux/solaris and Mac beside embeded UI like photon and CE

Dominic's picture


check out if you have not done so already.

b-araujo's picture

What is QT?

Francois Lauzon's picture

Qt is an portable User Interface toolkit which is multi-platform and you have the source code, it's free on most platform (except Windows) and it's really good.


François Lauzon, Ing. Stag.
Software Development Coordinator
DBM Reflex Inc.
1620 boul. Dagenais ouest
Laval, Québec

Dominic's picture

All of the cross platform features of QT applies to eclipse as well . Except of course the restriction on w32. Which in the case of eclipse you have the source code as ooposed to QT .

You might argue that the latest component model under QT is unparelled. This is only done by few others. But eclipse is built on Top of java *which* already has a component model through reflection and java interfaces.