As aside project I plan to create a desktop text editor in the vein of Notepad++(with a few additions I've been pondering).
Im aware that Swing is quite old now, and I haven't really kept up with Java GUI frameworks/libraries since my first year in university(4 years ago).
Would anyone with experience in Java desktop GUIs be able to give me a run down on the more modern/hottest frameworks I could use? I've tried Google but there isn't a lot of discussions that give a definitive pro/con list for frameworks other than AWT, SWT and Swing.
As stated, the application will be in Java(Also open to using Groovy) and for use with Windows 7 and above. I'm not entirely concerned with portability to *nix, if it works just fine on those platforms then ok, if not, I don't intend to make it work on them.