A new sub project has been added to SwingLabs today, http://deployment.dev.java.net. A few weeks ago Erik Vickroy approached me about starting a project related to deployment issues for rich client Swing applications. After a little brainstorming, it became clear that such a project would be a great addition to the SwingLabs suite of projects. Indeed, easing the deployment of rich client apps is an extremely important aspect of improving Swing developers' productivity.
We're looking forward to continued collaboration between the Deployment and Swing teams here at Sun and the Java developer community!