Welcome to JavaDesktop.org! A new community centered around rich client Java.
You'll be hearing lots more about the new java.net initiative, and our little JavaDesktop corner of the world more during this week at JavaOne, and online in news articles and messages here on the forums. I'll post a bit later on with a more official announcement about the charter of JavaDesktop.
In the mean time, I think it might be fun to get started by doing some virtual introductions. :)
I'll start with myself - Jeff Dinkins - I'm the engineering manager of the Swing and AWT development teams at Sun. I've been working on Swing since the day it started 6 years ago (yikes! has it been that long?!). I wrote the button suite, the first file chooser, and the SwingSet demo. I've somewhat recently stepped into management, and am thrilled to be working with a fantastic development team on client side Java; heck, in Swing/AWT alone we have just over 25 engineers.
Over time I think you'll find that I'm a forum junkie - and I plan on hanging out here as much as possible; brainstorming, addressing your concerns, you name it.
Ok - enough about me - I want to hear about you! Please register today, and introduce yourself.
Thanks, and once again, welcome to JavaDesktop.org!