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I'm ecstatic to announce that we've added 2 developers from the community to the JDNC Sun engineering team:

1) Jeanette (aka Kleopatra) - she will be working from her home in Germany as a paid contractor of Sun. (some of you may have noticed her cvs putbacks already :-)

2) Rich Bair - he's joining Sun to fill the permanent position I posted a few weeks ago, which explains why none of us have incorporated his good ideas from the incubator -- he can now do it himself -- with community input of course.

On another front, those of you who may have seen me at JavaOne might have been wondering if I was drinking too much beer. Well, the truth is that I'm "expecting" and the package is due literally any day now. translation: I'll be on maternity leave for a number of months and I don't want anyone to wonder either why I've become quiet or incoherent in postings :-)

cheers to all,
Aim

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dhall
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Congratulations to all involved, and best of luck with those impending life changes.

Amy, hopefully your new project will leave you a little time to check in every now and then on your old project, but having initiated a few of those projects myself, I won't be suprised if it doesn't, at least not until the new project gets rolling (literally) ;)

Dave Hall
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> I'm ecstatic to announce that we've added 2
> developers from the community to the JDNC Sun
> engineering team:
>
> 1) Jeanette (aka Kleopatra) - she will be working
> from her home in Germany as a paid contractor of Sun.
> (some of you may have noticed her cvs putbacks
> already :-)
>
> 2) Rich Bair - he's joining Sun to fill the permanent
> position I posted a few weeks ago, which explains why
> none of us have incorporated his good ideas from the
> incubator -- he can now do it himself -- with
> community input of course.
>
> On another front, those of you who may have seen me
> at JavaOne might have been wondering if I was
> drinking too much beer. Well, the truth is that I'm
> "expecting" and the package is due literally any day
> now. translation: I'll be on maternity leave for a
> number of months and I don't want anyone to wonder
> either why I've become quiet or incoherent in
> postings :-)
>
> cheers to all,
> Aim

That's great news !

Congratulations to the three (4 soon) of you ;)
Rich and Kleopatra i was suspecting that you would play a major role soon, as you were both really dedicated to bringing this project forward. For those who haven't been a around, these are most talented developers in the Swing field. Personaly, i wanted to help the community but alas, my work constraints prevented me to do this.

I'm working in a bank in the financial sector and I'm responsible for defining a development framework (read : a bunch of standard OSS libs, and an open, flexible GUI platform). And i'm really looking forward seeing JDNC take a major part in this framework : advanced Swing components, Form binding and validation, data-aware models... We have a lot of newbies coming from the VB world and they must be productive in the shortest time so these features look very promising. We have a list of requirements concerning the out-of-the-box components that I will expose at a later time.

Aim, the idea of separating in multi projects the different JDNC layers is an excellent idea, that would help the inclusion of new Swing components and they could benefit from a different release schedule and/or RoadMap. I think that most developers around don't even know that you're not forced into using the whole JDNC thing when you just want the JX Swing components !

There is one question that i would like you to respond.

There are a bunch of RIA platforms available now :
- Netbeans Plaftorm (Swing)
- Spring Rich Client Plaftorm (Swing)
- Eclipse Plaftorm (SWT, Swing with some limitations)

Now you also have JDNC future Application class,and JNFrame. I guess the Application and JNFrame are both very simple components to help to fellow developer have a running application in minutes.

Which one of the platform listed above would you recommend for Entreprise scale development ? Where do you see them going (especially Netbeans vs Spring Rich client) ?

Gilles Philippart