Flamingo 4.1 official release

May 26th, 2009

I am pleased today to announce the availability of the final release for version 4.1 of Flamingo component suite (code-named Guenivere). It is a stabilization release that adds a few minor features and fixes all known bugs.

Here is the list of minor features added in release 4.1:

  • Multi-row controls in ribbon bands
  • Rich tooltips for ribbon band expand buttons
  • Horizontal alignment for wrapped ribbon components
  • Internal tracking of disabled state of popup / action areas on command buttons for selecting the correct displayed icon
  • Tree breadcrumb adapter class is now abstract to enforce applications to provide the segment caption

To see the Flamingo ribbon component in action under core look-and-feels, run the following WebStart demo:

To see the Flamingo ribbon component in action under Substance look-and-feel, run the following WebStart demo:

If you want to test the ribbon in your applications, you would need the following (the last two only for applications running under Substance look-and-feel):

You are more than welcome to take Flamingo 4.1 for a ride and report any problems in the project mailing lists, forums or issue tracker.

Release 4.1 will be the base for the JavaOne technical session 4143 that will be held next Thursday, June 4th at 13:30 in Hall E 135. If you’re interested to hear about the ribbon and the Swing implementation, as well as in a few ribbon tricks that you might not be aware about, please drop by.