Swing gui for community project


I want to start a community project hosted on GitHub. I am developing in IDEA and have some small GUI classes. I want to keep these classes as open and compatible as possible to give developers a chance to drop into also with other IDEs. What do you recommend to design the GUI classes? Of course I would like to use the GUI designer if possible?

Should I avoid the GUI designer?
Should I put the source code into the class?
Should I use the GUI designer with standard Swing components only?
Are you aware of other tips and tricks how to setup such community projects?


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If you want developers with other IDEs alter your GUI forms, avoid using GUI designer.


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