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Blog Archive for kirillcool during May 2006

A few weeks ago i posted a question on JavaLobby about the additional "feel" features that i have been adding to Substance and what people think about the extra "weight" of the download and the lock-in for applications that would like to use these features. When i say lock-in, i mean that these features were only available under Substance, which is good for me on one hand, but bad for the...
Back in 1995 when i finally joined the Internet wave (i know, kinda late), i was somewhat puzzled by the seeming simplicity of HTML (compared to the nice layout it was able to produce). This wasn't the first time that i had to learn a layout language (the first one was circa 1988 when i learned a custom printer syntax for making fancy ads on selling my sister's apartment). So, i printed out the...
As Hans has posted on his blog a few months back, "Java Swing with 47% use, has surpassed WinForms as the dominant GUI development toolkit, an increase of 27% since fall 2004". This has raised quite a few eyebrows, with the most common argument being "name one popular Java desktop application". "Not one, but two", retorted many, pointing to LimeWire and Azureus. Some even take Azureus as an...
Substance look-and-feel is pleased to announce the release of version 2.3 (Firenze). The list of new features includes: Full RTL support Generic animation tracker for animating most of the state transitions of buttons, toggle buttons, check boxes and radio buttons (including changes via calls to API) The animation is configurable (none, slow, regular, fast) Color themes support for better dark...
So, imagine opening your mail and finding this in your inbox: Now, i'm used to getting (and rejecting) the requests for Developer role on weekly basis (i had to add an entry in the FAQ and just point to it every time i reject these requests), but this is a new low. Right, since this is the first time i hear your name, why don't you start being a project owner and we'll see how it goes from...