Swing links of the week: October 26, 2008

October 27th, 2008

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

  • Karra Dakshinamurthy has announced release 2.0 of Marathon GUI test tool. It allows to play and record scripts against a Java Swing UI application, and new in this release is support for scripts in JRuby and Jython.
  • Kyle Cordes writes about writing a Swing application using JavaScript and Rhino scripting engine.
  • David Gilbert showcases integration of JFreeChart library with a custom magnifying glass effect based on the JXLayer library.
  • Mauro Carniel overviews the tools available for developing Swing applications, including client-server tier architectures, server communication options, data binding and component suites. The last part is somewhat biased towards the OpenSwing suite, which is not very surprising given that Mauro is its lead developer.
  • Clemens Eisserer continues his award-winning ;) work on the XRender pipeline for Java2D, and this week he’s using the LightBeam testbed for testing the performance improvements on the TransformedBlit part of the pipeline.
  • Daniel Wilson has announced the first release of standalone Swing PDF viewer from the Big Faceless Organization (BFO). It is a commercial component that supports printing, saving, search/selection, forms, bookmarks, reorderable thumbnails, annotations. It has full support for PDFs up to Acrobat 9 and can be controlled from JavaScript.
  • And finally, Jean Francois Poilpret provides an update on his “takeover” of the DesignGridLayout project, fixing the last outstanding high priority bug. He is seeking feedback on the release schedule for the official “big” 1.0 release, contemplating whether it is worth to postpone it to make room for a few enhancement requests.