Swing links of the week: November 23, 2008

November 24th, 2008

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

JavaFX 1.0 is one week away, and the full feature list is still unknown. However, an interesting bug report has found its way to the bug parade (bug 6770914):


This is the javafx media player applet. At the bottom of the applet, there are three buttons, which will trigger a javascript -> fx call:


with will change the video clip playing inside the applet. It works with 6u10, and our latest 6u12 nightly. But with 6u11 b03, document.getElementById(“app”).script is undefined/null

Looks like an applet playing media and being controlled by JavaScript associated with HTML buttons. Is this an example of enhanced applet support? At this point, it will take nothing short of a spectacular collection of applets to make them a viable competitor (and no, dragging the applets to desktop is not going to be it).