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Another case of JavaFX == Swing 2.0? Apparently, Mark Reinhold announced at Devoxx that JSR-295, Beans Binding, won't be in Java 7. Over in the forums, we find
dags lamenting this, in JSR 295 (beansbinding) is dead, or so...
I saw today a post in beansbinding mailing list saying that beansbinding was dropped from JDK7, so it seems it is almost dead, after more than a year without any news.
I don't understand Sun's plans.
So what does this have to do with JavaFX? Well, considering that JavaFX Script was built to support binding, maybe it's not a stretch to think that someone, somewhere decided that it's more practical for developers to adopt the built-to-bind JavaFX, than to try to bring the feature to Swing apps.
Does the analogy fit? And if so, do you agree with the idea? Is it better to push binding-craving developers into JavaFX, where it's more natural, or to get the feature where the developers still are, which is Swing?
Speaking of JavaFX, in the Java Today section,
Streaming Media magazine's Sun's JavaFX Sets Out to Challenge Flash and Silverlight takes a look at JavaFX 1.0 from a perspective that Java developers may not have considered: the platform's appeal to creative professionals. They note, "these tools are part of what Sun calls the JavaFX Production Suite. The Production Suite contains JavaFX 1.0 Plugins for Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, enabling content created or opened in these Creative Suite 3 or 4 applications to be converted to the JavaFX format. In addition, Sun has the JavaFX 1.0 Media Factory, which contains a graphics viewer to display any JavaFX-format graphic as well as an SVG convertor, which converts files from the Adobe-based SVG vector format to JavaFX format."
Geertjan Wielenga bids A Farewell to Heavyweight/Lightweight Conflicts in a new Javalobby article. "Problems resulting from the mixing of Swing and AWT components have been a constant source of confusion to Java newbies. [...] But all that is old news, of course. The new news is that already with the early access release of JDK 6 Update 12 one can, without needing to do anything at all, obtain the desired effect."
The Aquarium announces the next GlassFish webinar in Dec 18th Webinar - JavaEE 6 and Servlet 3.0. "Our next webinar is scheduled for Thursday, Dec 18th, 11:00 am PT. The topic is Java EE 6 and Servlet 3.0 and the speakers are the leads for the respective Expert Groups: Roberto Chinnici and Rajiv Mordani. The Public Review Draft for JavaEE 6 has not yet been published but those for most other specs have, including that of Servlet 3.0 (see announcement)."
Back in the Forums, Rory Fitzpatrick is investigating LWUIT's
Performance on BlackBerry. "After some fiddling I've managed to get the demo application to run on a physical BlackBerry device. Issues like text input and soft keys aside, the biggest problem is performance. Most paint operations seem to be taking anywhere from 200ms (a guess based on perception) to 5s. I am testing with a Curve 8310, which research suggests has a 312MHz CPU, no idea on architecture or RAM, and LWUIT source from SVN revision 274 (I think, retrieved on 9th Dec). Changing the theme made a noticeable difference. The default Java theme wasn't great, the Star and Ocean Fish themes wouldn't even render correctly and had the worst performance, while the Business theme seemed to make a big difference."
demonduckrevives an old argument by asking
Isn't it time to build a plugin the allocates memory dynamically???. "Isn't it time to let go of the idea that Java needs to have the amount of memory an applet is going to run in specified at startup time? Isn't it time to construct a JVM/Plugin that will allocate memory dynamically on an as needed basis like every other piece of software on the planet? First, there's the default limit that is imposed on applets of around 96meg or less. That's not a lot of memory to start with."
Finally, Roger Brinkley helps out attendees for the M3DDs with some local transportation info in
Re: Taxi Availability at M3DD site. "You could probably get a taxi from the front desk of the hotel to the conference site. Taxi from airport to hotel should be reasonable and easy to get. It's possible to walk it looks like it's just short of a mile, but I don't know that area very well so I'm not sure about security. You might ask the front desk"
Today's Weblogs begin with Rajiv Mordani's
Rebuttal of Greg Wilkin's Blog about Servlet 3.0 PR. "Someone just pointed me to Greg Wilkin's latest blog entry. I tried posting my response in his comments however it was tagged as spam and not displayed. So I am making the comments available here. I am REALLY surprised at this blog. Let me try to answer some of these questions in the public forum."
Finally, Jim Driscoll returns with JSF 2.0: Wiring up buttons in a component. "It's been awhile, but I want to come back to the switchlist example that were the focus of my last two technical posts. This time, we'll take the basic switchlist, and put it into a composite component. The interesting bit will be how we get those two buttons working..."
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