Posted by alexfromsun
on March 26, 2009 at 10:34 AM PDT
As I promised in the previous entry, the work on the Swing Application Framework has been restarted. We already fixed a bunch of bugs, including #95, #69, #82 and we are not going to stop.
During our internal meetings we decided that we should be more in contact with developers who have experience in creating real applications on Swing. Only if you got trough all the obstacles you can give a good advice how to make it right. A good advice is valuable but a good code is even more welcome.
We are looking for experienced contributors who creates successful applications on Swing and can prove this fact by providing links to their projects, forums or blogs. We especially interested in practical solutions on making the same Swing application look native on different platforms (Windows, Linux and certainly Mac OS) and managing application's actions.
The SAF is an open source project which may be included to the core JDK, to contribute you will have to sign Sun Contributor Agreement
For the code quality sake, all the proposals will be discussed and the code will be internally reviewed before any change.
If you meet the requirements and want to work together with the Swing team on this project please let me know either by leaving a comment for this entry or sending an email to alexfromsun at dev.java.net
Let's make Swing easier!