Welcome to yet another weeks worth of Java desktop links. Thanks to Neil for his guest editing of last weeks post – I know it isn’t overly fun writing these posts, so I really appreciate his time and contribution. Now, on with the news.
- Tom Eugelink blogged about his work on creating an alternative API for JavaFX layouts. So far he has developed a proof of concept for HBox and VBox.
- The Jetbrains folks have updated their bug tracker to show that release 12.1 of IntelliJ IDEA will support JavaFX.
- Last week at Devoxx I met with Hendrik Ebbers and got a demo of his GridView component (which is very nicely made – and open source). Since Devoxx he has written a number of blog posts about his work, including another demo showing integration with iTunes, a detailed post on writing custom controls, and a post that he believes Swing is dead. The next steps for GridFX (in my humble opinion) are to add virtualisation support (Hendrik and I discussed this at Devoxx), and then consider moving to JFXtras 🙂
- The vmFX and eFX projects are now open source. For those not familiar with the projects, eFX is a JavaFX Application Framework based on the NetBeans Platform, and vmFX is a JavaFX-based VM Monitoring tool based on eFX.
- Pedro Duque Vieira continues on with his Metro styling for JavaFX. This time around it is the radio button that has gotten the Metro treatment. I have to say it is looking very nice! 🙂
- The open-dolphin.org website has been updated with new documentation and updated downloads.
- The folks over at IDR Solutions have made available (for free) an online PDF to JavaFX converter.
- Mark Heckler has polished the MonologFX API based on JFXtras community feedback.
- René Jahn has two posts up this week. Firstly, we has a post about ‘JavaFX + ScenicView + Javeleon = LiveFX‘, and secondly he has a post about JavaFX development on the Beagleboard xm.
That’s us for another week – catch you in a weeks time! 🙂