Another week, another batch of Java desktop links. This week we see a few interesting library updates in the Swing world, further posts about JavaFX 2.0 API, mention of a JavaFX 2.0 talk by Richard Bair, and a new website for the Amino toolkit. Hopefully there is something here for everyone! 🙂
- As I mentioned last week, Richard Bair is presenting a ‘Richard Bair Reveals All on JavaFX 2.0‘ talk this week. Note: the location has changed – it is now at the Googleplex rather than at Oracle HQ. As always, there is a livestream available on ustream, where you can chat with other participants, as well as provide questions via a Google Moderator link. I’ll be in the online chat, so I hope to catch many of you in there too! 🙂
- Eric Bruno has blogged about creating a custom control in JavaFX 2.0. Given this is my day job, I should note a few things: 1) this is pre-beta API, 2) I haven’t actually reviewed in detail how accurate this code sample is (and whether it is using best practices), and 3) I’ve challenged Eric to attempt doing the same with just CSS – which in this example should be far simpler.
- I did a short teaser video of something I was working on recently – sorting / filtering in ListView and TableView controls. It’s still very primitive, but the primary purpose of the video is to actually show how simple it is to link up this functionality in JavaFX 2.0.
- Danno Ferrin has announced the release of Insubstantial 6.2, which is a fork of Kirill Grouchnikovs Substance library (which has been abandoned / put on the back-burner by Kirill). In this first release by Danno, there are a number of improvements, including Maven support, fixes for null pointer exceptions, and miscellaneous fixes (including support for Java 7).
- Eugene Ryzhikov has released version 1.3 of the Swing TaskDialog library. As always, you can find the changes in the release notes.
- Geertjan Wielenga has blogged about “JDesktopPane on the NetBeans Platform“.
That’s all folks! Catch you in a weeks time.