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Flamingo 3.0 official release

Posted by kirillcool on February 19, 2008 at 9:43 AM PST

It gives me great pleasure to announce the official release for version 3.0 of Flamingo component suite (code-named Deirdre). The goal of this project is to provide a small and cohesive set of powerful UI components that allow creating modern applications that provide visual functionality similar to or superseding that of Vista Explorer and Office 2007. The components provide consistent visuals under the existing core and third-party look-and-feels, respect the DPI settings of the user desktop and follow the core Swing guidelines in the external APIs and the internal implementation details.The component suite includes:

The project is licensed under BSD license and requires JDK 6.0. You can see the demo applications here. The binary and source bits are available here. A few screenshots of some of the Flamingo components:

File-selector breadcrumb bar and file viewer panel with medium command buttons:

Ribbon under Windows XP look-and-feel with resizable SVG-based icons:

Ribbon under Synthetica Mauve Metallic look-and-feel:

SVN-selector breadcrumb bar and file viewer with tile command buttons and SVG based icons:

Command button with a command button panel embedded in a popup panel:

Cross-posted at "Pushing Pixels".

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Great job Kirill!
Your work is impressive it's great that font native rendering is coming in Java 6 u 10. Well done! Carl

My plans are to eventually provide all functionality of Office 2007 command bar in Flamingo. The rollover highlight effect on ribbon bands is already in place. It might not be very noticeable on some look-and-feels, and this will be addressed. I can not give any time frame for the planned changes though.
Thanks, Kirill

Excellent work! Is there maybe a plan to make the ribbon minimizable? (similar to office) Also it would be nice for the bands to have a rollover effect to indicate the mouse hover.If something like that isn't in the works could you maybe point me to the right direction in the code to try implementing it myself? Cheers and keep up the good work! P.S Using the ribbon on a real-world app...

Each project has the navigation left pane. Click on "Documents & Files" and go from there.

How can I download its code?

Thanks for the kind words. Kirill.

Thanks, Carl. Not that i have anything to do with native font rendering in 6u10.

Awesome work

I would say nice ... but no ... astonishing work. Things like that still keep me close to Swing-based UI.