- Kirill Grouchnikov has put up a release candidate for Substance 5.3. It is looking very good, but be sure to test it and provide any bug reports you may have before the final release. There is even a webstart link to play with. To save Kirill some breath – any bug reports should include a small (< 100 line) demo application that shows the bug.
- Carsten Oland has a blog on how to show country flag decorations within Swing components.
- Peter Karich has blogged about using OSGi to create a pluggable Swing application.
- Richard Bair has been working recently on researching and optimising the scenegraph. He has just blogged about his current project, which has considerably improved the speed of insertions (from 23 minutes down to 220 milliseconds).
- Simon Morris, author of the forthcoming ‘JavaFX In Action‘ book (which I’ve already had the opportunity to read and tech review), has published part one of “The Bluffer’s Guide to JavaFX“. This is a quick introduction to what exactly JavaFX is.
- At present there is no password field control available in JavaFX, so Martin Matula has stepped forward and made one available.
- Peter Pilgrim has posted a new milestone release of his Nelson Framework and XenonDatagrid M3.0.
- Mark Macumber has posted a blog the details how to use JavaFX to handle RSS.
- Speaking of JavaFX and RSS, Rakesh Menon has a blog post about doing a news ticker in JavaFX.
- Johan Vos has posted an article on a JavaFX chat client, which uses a comet server for the backend.
That’s it! I told you it was a quiet week 🙂 Have a good week everyone, and I’ll be back in a weeks time.