Java desktop links of the week, March 30

Here we go again! A huge number of links this week, but plenty of interesting news, so be sure to check it all out! Thanks to everyone in the community for creating all the news! 🙂 If there is anything you want me to include, email me or contact me on twitter – my contact details are to the right.

General

Swing

  • Jan Haderka has announced that SwingX 0.9.6 has been released , which should be the last release before the 1.0 release. There are a number of bug fixes and code cleanups in this release, and even includes my first contribution to the project 🙂 If you are not using SwingX , I seriously recommend that you explore the various components offered by the project.

JavaFX

Griffon

That’s it – have a great week everyone!

Java desktops links of the week, March 23

There is a huge number of links this week, so let’s get straight into it.

Swing

JavaFX

That’s it for another Java Desktop links of the week. I have kept the details of each item shorter given the number of links – I hope that is alright with everyone! Have a great week, and keep up the good work progressing the Java desktop!

Java Desktop links of the week, March 16th

Given the lack of news related to Swing recently, I think it’s getting to the point where I think another rename of this series is in order, this time to JavaFX links of the week 😉 Regardless, on with the news:

General GUI News:

  • The JavaOne 2009 sessions have been allocated and announced. You can search the sessions here . More information about JavaOne is available on Suns JavaOne website . Whoever is sending me my plane and conference tickets is leaving it very late 🙂
  • Kirill Grouchnikov (@kirillcool ) continues with his Trident animation library . This library does not necessarily animate Swing components, hence it being included in general GUI news. In general, Trident is a high-performance timeline framework, allowing for large numbers of interrelated timelines to be created.

Swing

JavaFX

Griffon

Java Desktop links of the week, March 9th

This week there is a rather large amount of JavaFX news, but very little Swing news. I guess this is a sign of the times 🙂

Swing

  • Coming into my feed reader after posting this blog, I thought I’d quickly add that Ken Orr has a blog post about creating a custom HUD-style combo box.
  • Alexander Potochkin has blogged that the Swing Application Framework is back again. For more background, check out this interview with Hans Muller, back when the project was first approved. SAF has had a turbulent life, most recently with Karsten Lentzsch disapproving of its current state, and whether or not it actually will make it into Java 7 is yet to be seen.
  • InformIT has a post discussing playing media in Java using JMC. All code samples are written in Java, not JavaFX Script.
  • Regarding Swing 2.0, in the 13/02/09 podcast of This Ain’t Your Dad’s Java!, Sun’s Java marketing team has briefly discussed the recent discussion around Swing 2.0. You can listen to the podcast here if you have iTunes (skip forward to around the 5:00 mark. It continues until around the 9:15 minute mark). Their general perspective was that people wanting Swing 2.0 are trolling, whiney and fanboys. Also, despite their protests that Swing is strong, they inferred a number of  times that Swing  is on its way out. I found their means of communication to be somewhat condescending and rude, but perhaps that’s just me. For marketing people who are putting out the opinion of Sun, I found this to be disappointing.

JavaFX

Eclipse/SWT

Java desktop links of the week, March 2nd

Wow – it’s March already – where does time go? Here are the links from the last week that I think were important – as always, email/twitter/courier pigeon me any news that you think is relevant. Have a great week!

Swing

JavaFX

Griffon

That’s it for this week! A very sparse news week, so if I’ve missed anything, please let me know! Have a great week.