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Blog Archive for joshy during August 2006

Welcome back to the Windows Look and Feel Show! In this segment we'll dive right into some of the bugs directly. In this series I won't cover all of the bugs because some of them involve structural changes that didn't directly fix visible bugs. For example, the XPStyle class was significantly changed by adding enum support. Enums let us more closely model Microsoft's UXTheme API and it's list of...
Coming soon! Hard hitting, action packed, and full of effects you probably never asked for. It's Painters Extreme! Okay, so maybe making a Painter trailer isn't such a good idea. Why do they call them "trailers" anyway, if they come before the movie? Painters are a new technology for skinning your Swing GUI and it's going to let you do lots of cool things. Soon we'll be showing the new Painter...
So you have probably wondered where I've been. It has been quite some time since my last post and I have been very lax in talking about what's going on. Well, the big news is that we are almost done with Java 6. Not really, of course, since there still emergency fixes that could go in, but we've hit our final build of main development. This means that my work is mostly complete for Java 6 and I...