The jMaki NetBeans plugin now has an update feature which automatically updates the version of jMaki that is included in your app. This means that the appropriate files are copied from the new release of jMaki into your
application so you don't have to do it yourself.
We just released jMaki .9.3 which contains a few bug fixes including one for the Flickr wrapper to access Flickr, changes to the Dojo editor wrapper and the initial release of the extension mechanism which allows behavior/functionality that are shared
We are going through the jMaki widget wrappers making sure that they all are consistent in how they support the 'service' arg. The 'service' arg is used to provide data for the widget where the data is from an external source. This means that a URL is provided to the 'service' arg.
In many samples, we specify a JSP which contains the data.
jMaki .9 release was pushed out last week. We are feature complete! There were some significant changes to the framework with this new release.
First, the widgets are in a separate project (widgets.dev.java.net). With each toolkit, we pruned the wrappers and included only widgets which are high quality.
Looks like you'll get to see jMaki in several places at JavaOne this year.
In jMaki, each type of widget (tree, table, menu ...) has the same data model regardless of the toolkit which provides the widget. This is a value proposition in jMaki which we believe very useful.
Last week was a busy week with several releases in Project jMaki, GlassFish and Sun Web(2.0) Developer Pack or SWDP. SWDP is a newly announced pack targeting developers interested in producing Web 2.0 Rich Internet Applications. We're excited that jMaki is one of the technologies in SWDP.
Presentation and lab material from the first jMaki day are now posted on line. This jMaki day was available to Sun internal folks only because we wanted to get feedback from a small group. The feedback was good overall but looks like we need to provide more details on data binding.
There have been many updates to jMaki since this blog has been written. See my latest blog Building we2.0 apps with jMaki made even easier which shows how to build the same app described below using jMaki .9.7 release.
jMaki beta 2 release is out and contains several key improvements and bug fixes over beta 1.
Specifically, the dynamic container which loads pages on demand has been improved overall and with additional fixes when running in IE.