All GWT components now Open Source

The Google Web Toolkit team has announced Google Web Toolkit Version 1.3 Release Candidate on the Google Web Toolkit Blog and the Official Google Blog. There have been no code changes since GWT Version 1.2, but all of the source code for GWT has been released under the Apache 2.0 license. This means that the core Java-to-JavaScript compiler and the hosted mode debugger are now available under the same Apache 2.0 license. Previously, only the user libraries were published under that license.

I very much welcome this step by Google. But they need to do something else, too. As someone on Google Web Toolkit Online Group pointed out, Google needs to build a major application with GWT. And they need to do it soon. This will help everybody who has to make a decision for GWT that is not based on its technical merits alone.

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