Last week at the Sun Tech Days in Brazil Jeff Jackson announced the Brazilian Portuguese Translation project (see https://jdk5-api-pt-br.dev.java.net/).
As this effort appears to be a duplication of effort with Mark Reinhold's Mustang Beta Blog Carnival blog I have removed the content and refer the readers to his blog at http://weblogs.java.net/blog/mreinhold/archive/2006/02/mustang_beta_bl.html.
In the original design of JavaHelp there was an emphasis on using Swing components. One of the major components in any help system is the content viewer. In JavaHelp, the content viewer is based on the JEditorPane and specifically the HTMLEditorKit and the TextEditorKit for rendering documents.
This dependency has been, according to several, the major drawback in using JavaHelp.
I admitted it, I'm a ebay sniper. Those ebay buyers that step in at the absolute last second and take the bid away from perspective bidders. Until recently I would watch individual items as the ending time approached. It got so bad that I would even use my cell phone for those have to items. But no more, I've been liberated.
When the 2005 WritersUA Skills and Technologies Survey initially was published a coworker forwarded me the results showing JavaHelp with a 12% of the respondents saying it was valuable or invaluable to them. I didn't understand at first why he was so excited.
On Tuesday June 28 the JDK Community will be hosting a Community Meet and Greet at 6:00 at the Argent Hotel in San Francisco. Over pizza and a drink, chat with community leaders, researchers, and contributors about how you can get involved in fixing bugs, contributing features, and making the Java Platform better than ever.
Starting last fall Sun sponsored a handful Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE) projects on java.net to involve those outside of Sun in the ongoing development of the J2SE. Along the way java.net forums specific to the projects were added and in the spring the jdk-collaboration project was started allows external developers to collaborate with Sun on the mustang release.
Ray Gans, Peter Kessler and Kelly O'Hair will be in a chat room on April 19 at 10:00 AM PDT at http://java.sun.com/developer/community/chat/ answering questions about the JDK collection of projects (AKA Project Peabody).
I am pleased to announce that the JavaDesktop community has just surpassed the 200 mark in community projects. We are the second largest community in java.net in terms of projects and surpassing the 200 project milestone in a 20 months is quite an achievement.