I'm still recovering from last week's JavaOne conference. Like any recovering *aholic, maybe I just need to wallow in it a little more before I can admit to myself that I have a problem and can actually start doing something about it.
I don't know about you, but I find conference program guides and websites somewhat difficult to use. There are just so many sessions in so many different areas that it's tough to wade through the universe of possibilities and figure out where I'm actually supposed to be at any given time (besides looking for a good cup o' coffee, of course).
The bits are in: we've just integrated LCD Text support
in J2SE! You can download the latest
Mustang build and check it out (we integrated this feature into build 39,
which should be live now).
Phil Race was hard at work over the last several months implementing
this stuff. Here's what he had to say about it:
On my recent flight to Germany, every time the flight attendant gave me food or drink, she would say "Enjoy it!".
It's not just the words; someone asking you to enjoy your meal
may be very polite. But it
was the tone she struck that would brook no dissent; I must enjoy the
meal .... or else.
If you are interested in hardware acceleration for Java2D on Windows, check
out the latest bits on the mustang site (
There's an article posted on java.sun.com that talks about the ongoing feature work in the desktop group. We hope this helps you understand what we're busy with and what you can look forward to in the 6.0 release.
Clear Skies Ahead!
Perceived Performance Problem Perforated!
There are a few questions in the world that you can pretty much get guaranteed answers to:
- Would you like a lot of money?
- Would you like a sock in the mouth?
- Do you want the last donut?
In our geeky corner of the universe, we have similar "Well, duh!" questions like:
- Do you want Java to start up faster?
- Do you want your Java appl
"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me.