Swing links of the week: April 20, 2008

April 20th, 2008

Here are some Swing links that you might have missed during this week:

  • Sandip Chitale has two tips on using JOptionPane component. The first tip show how to use multiline text and images, and the second tip is on making the component dialog resizable.
  • David Qiao has announced the official release 2.0 of JIDE Desktop Application Framework.
  • Maxim Zakharenkov has announced release 1.0 of the Swing Explorer project. The getting started guide shows the potential of this project for visual debugging of Swing application. The player feature looks particularly impressive.
  • Nazmul Idris sums up the limitations of the current native font rasterizer in 6u10 latest builds.
  • Geertjan Wielenga writes an overview article on FEST-Swing project by Alex Ruiz and Yvonne Price.
  • Roman Kennke posts updates on the Caciocavallo project. The first is on build errors, and the second is on font rasterization.
  • Fabien sums up a few libraries and tools that help building Swing applications.
  • And finally, the Glimmer project proposal has been accepted by Eclipse. The goal of this project is to wrap SWT with a JRuby DSL for easier authoring of cross-platform user interfaces. While interesting on itself, this might also prove a good catalyst and inject some life into the Swing-based efforts in Groovy, JRuby and Scala.