Let's call things with their real name (applets)
Today, at JavaPolis, I'm keeping on attending talks about Java on the desktop. After the classic "Filthy Makeover" by Chet (this time Romain was missing: where are you? ;-) I'm attending Richard Bair talking about Iris. Iris is the demo that the Swing Guys did at the latest JavaOne (see Jasper Pott's blog) - in a few words it's an applet that allows you to drag-n-drop photos into a Flickr collection, including editing capabilities and cool slideshows.
As most of the Java stuff for imaging, I had already tried it, but looking at the introduction Richard has just done (playing a MPG file (*)) I've discovered I've missed some parts. For instance, Iris sports a pretty cool "Cover Flow" photo viewer with all the fine-tuned animation details - while the one I've recently added to blueMarine still needs some polishing. If I'm lucky, I'll perhaps able to drop some JOGL code (which I am not really comfortable with) and concentrate only on the integration with NetBeans RCP. It's a good thing I've not yet finished my blog post about it, after all.
(*) The idea of going quickly through the feature of an application using a MPEG movie is good. You can show more things in a very short time and people get quickly introduced into the context. I'll use it for my next conference!