NetBeans has a selection model where whatever logical window has focus owns the selection (determines what actions are enabled/disabled, what the property sheet shows, etc.). Some applications need something different - for example, an image editor probably wants the current image to own the selection no matter what logical window has focus.
Bruno Souza tagged me in this game of "say five things probably nobody knows about you and pass it on".
My friend and former colleague Kiran Patel has been hard at work founding a new organization specifically about and of technology evangelism.
Since I published my friend Jarda's "most poetic CVS commit message of the year" I seem to have become a collector. Jarda points out the poignant beauty of the following
Date: 2006/10/25 15:33:26
I've got a bunch of writing projects going lately. There is a NetBeans DocBook module, if you like writing articles and books in XML (doesn't everyone?). I've had some fun enhancing it over the weekend...
Jesse Glick created the NetBeans DocBook module (
cvs -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvs co contrib) a couple of years ago.
NetBeans architect Jarda Tulach, Rich Unger from Nuance and I will be doing a full day workshop on modular architecture and design, using the NetBeans module system and Platform next week at OOPSLA 2006 in Portland, Oregon.
We hope to provide an interesting day of activity - bring interesting design problems!
I spent part of the weekend adding some needed features to the Wizard library on java.net. If you need to do wizard-style UIs in Swing, this library makes it pretty easy to do something slick.
The Wizard library now supports JLF-spec summary panels - so you can easily display a final page which lists what the wizard has done.
I got word this evening that my friend from college, and later colleague at Sun, John Ponte has died. Being stuck in a Seattle hotel room with nothing to do but ruminate, I thought I'd share a few stories about him.
NetBeans Day Seattle is tomorrow! You can register here.
We've made some progress on the "unconference" hour at NetBeans Day Seattle - it's sure to be interesting.