Similar to my former entry, Java Persistence: Failed, I have been stimulated by another entry, this time from Alexey Maslov, who asks Do we need another UI framework?.
In my comment to his entry, I stated that in my eyes, there is no real UI framework existent for Java, being capable of representing a common platform for UI development. Either it is too expensive (I want a framework for free, please. Look at Delphi, SAP etc. where several standardized mechanisms are there to satisfy the developer). Or it is instable, too hard to learn, not capable enough etc.
Sorry, I have not found a single framework fitting my simple needs. When trying out Luxor/XUL at first I thought there is light at the end of the tunnel. But then I soon recongnized the limized features when it comes to event-handling and other non-regular stuff (what is irregular about event-handling, one might ask).
As long as we ask questions such as Why does GridBagLayout get tab order wrong? we have a far way to go to satisfaction!