While chatting in Groovy IRC today the subject of the new Eclipse Forms came up (which looks awesome!) and the new groovy-swt library Christiaan has written for working with them easily in Groovy (which should arrive in Groovy's CVS real soon).
Anyways the thought struck me; the Eclipse RCP already looks a great
solution cross platform rich clients without vendor lockin - including
being able to support COM, web browsers and other native services etc.
So it should be really easy to add great .Net and Mono integration too
(depending on the OS) which could then be the ultimate thick client for
those unhappy to tie themselves to Microsoft. At the very least this
should allow folks to minimise the MS lockin even if you're using quite
a bit of .Net.
I wonder if anyone in Eclipse has started looking at this...