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

4 thoughts on “Java Desktop links of the week, March 9th”

  1. Thanks for the links of the week.

    Comments from a marketing person, even from someone at SUN is totally irrelevant, and I would just ignore them. btw, their blog is on the JavaFX side 😉

    But one thing I would like to say: Any discussion on Swing 2.0 that ignore SwingX can’t be taken seriously… The response last week was a good one…

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