I am starting a project for which we will have a thin client, sending requests and getting responses from a server.
We are still in the planning stages, so we have a choice to settle on either an Eclipse based GUI (Eclipse plugin) or using GWT as a fromtend for the application.
I am not very familiar with Eclipse as a GUI (Nor with GWT) but do know 'normal' Java.
What would be the main benefits and drawbacks of either approach?
Edit: Addressing the questions posed:
- The project, if Eclipse based, would be using the core Eclipse gui (No coding tools, just bare bones) and the GUI would be packaged with it.
- I have been looking at GWT and so far seems the best choice, but still have some research to do.
- Communication method is a variant of CORBA (In house libraries)