I feel weird. My hands are sweaty and my throat is sore. My heart's beating too fast... What's happening to me?! Wait, I know. I haven't blogged here for the past 7 months! Dammit. Sorry for that folks.
During the past 5 years and a half, I worked as a free lance journalist for a French computing magazine called Login:. Because of financial troubles, its publisher, Posse Press, has closed. I had a great time working for them and I enjoyed this job as it made me discover wonderful technologies.
Most GUI are really boring. And I really mean it. Admit it, you'd rather listen to a French stammerer trying to recite a bad English translation of War and Peace during a rainy Sunday afternoon (and boy what a long afternoon it would be) than look yet again at some applications.
I have Mustang as my primary VM for work and personal use. Yet I had to reinstall Tiger to be able to run NetBeans 5.0 beta2 properly because I kept getting a nasty exception regarding some XML things. Anyway, I couldn't use NB on Mustang, meaning I couldn't benefit from the subpixel anti aliasing.
JavaPolis is European Java conference taking place from December 12th to December 16th in Antwerp, Belgium.
I am what you would call a "gamer". I have been playing video games starting with the NES. Since then I owned many consoles and dozens of video games. My love for video games is due do the stories and the wonderful worlds game designers imagine for us. That's why even though I bought 4 consoles since I arrived in the US 7 months ago I am not a hard-core gamer.
I recently posted a screenshot of Twinkle, a demo involving Java2D, Swing and OpenGL. Here is a video showing Twinkle in action (so far):
The new OpenGL pipeline in Mustang let external API composite a Swing UI with an OpenGL scene. This allows JOGL to efficiently mix Swing and 3D. Twinkle, a simple photo viewer (it looks like Microsoft Max :), benefit from this. Take a look for yourself: