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griffon – rich app using groovy and swing

In my constant search for rich app platforms, griffon has appeared on the radar. Griffon (http://groovy.codehaus.org/Griffon) uses grails-like thinking to help you create an application. It includes plugins that bolt on large components into your application such as different builders and java components for web services. While it is still a young project, it looks promising and I encourage people to start using it and developing with it.One are of development is to get spring and gorm moved over to griffon so that ORM technology is more easily available inside groovy similar to what is available in grails. You can use the 0.3 snapshot to create a spring enabled griffon application and if you compile the 0.3 snapshot compatible only gorm plugin (and manually install it), you can use gorm as well.Recently, gorm was enhanced so that it could be used outside of grails, however, you must use a specially configured session factory that knows it should scan the domain classes and augment th…