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Blog Archive for gfx during September 2005

Every now and then we see a new blog/thread/article about JRE/JDK download size. Well, I just downloaded .NET 2.0 beta 2 and here are the file sizes: Runtime: 23 MB installer SDK: 324 MB installer (!) Amusingly you need to install the runtime to install the SDK. That is a 347 MB installer to have a command line based framework plus its documentation. And I installed all of this to try Monad...
Zoomable Image Panel I read many Java forums and answer to a lot of questions about Java and Swing people send me by email. During the past few years, I've often seen users asking how to create a component which would let you display an image but also zoom in and out. I decided to take advantage of the SwingLabs FX module I recently introduced to provide such a component. As FX contains nice...
Synth Studio EA1 Synth Studio Early Access 1 is a package of three very simple tools I wrote to help me port existing look and feels to Synth. The downloadable archive contains everything you need to run them but I haven't included the source code yet, for I need to figure out which license to use. I might even start a new java.net project if some of you are interested into helping creating a...