Wizard project updates
I spent part of the weekend adding some needed features to the Wizard library on java.net. If you need to do wizard-style UIs in Swing, this library makes it pretty easy to do something slick.
The Wizard library now supports JLF-spec summary panels - so you can easily display a final page which lists what the wizard has done. I also added background completion support with a progress bar and proper threading handling - so if what the wizard will create is slow, you can show progress while it is going.
Something I added some time ago that is fairly useful for speeding up the Wizard creation process is a class called WizardPage - you simply add components to this panel, and set the name of each component; the framework will automatically listen for changes and put whatever the user inputs into the settings map. If you want validation, that is easy to implement as well.
Sunrise over Denver airport
(yes it's a real photo - it was quite a sunrise)