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Blog Archive for joshy during July 2006

Chances are no one reading my blog will be able to answer this question but hopefully in the future someone will run across this post in Google and respond with the answer. Have you ever experienced a NullPointerException with the stack trace below or something similar to it? This bug is caused by a particular third party Windows XP visual style (theme) and has been reported in many locations on...
Recently Simon Morris posted a blog called In defence of the desktop where he asks :"If SE is truly the edition of Java aimed at the desktop, and most real desktop applications (browsers, players, word processors, video editors) are not database heavy, why is Java DB being included in the SE JDK?". I'd like to challenge the idea that real desktop applications don't need databases. They may not...
A few days ago we released the code to Aerith, our JavaOne demo that combines photos, mapdata, and 3d effects. We worked very hard to get the code out to you and let you see how everything works. However, if you've downloaded the code you may have noticed that the code for the map parts is missing. Only the binaries are provided in the JXMapViewer.jar file. That's because the map component has...