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Action Support in JSR296

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Anonymous

I was looking at the wiki:

http://wiki.netbeans.org/wiki/view/ActionSupport

It looks like the JSR296 action support has a lot of overlapping
functionality with work that has already been done in the GUI Commands
project:

http://pietschy.org/software/gui-commands/

It's a nice framework. Instead of using the editing windows shown in
the wiki screeenshots, I use an XML file to specify the icons, names,
tooltips, accelerators, etc. for the commands. I can then use factory
methods to create menus, toolbars, buttons, etc. Gui Commands has a lot
of good ideas for action management that could be incorporated into the
action framework for JSR296.

The point is I would not want to loose any functionality if I switched
to JSR296. I'm not sure it would be practical to use both action
frameworks in the same application. If JSR296 were a superset of the
functionality in GUI Commands, I would be happy.

On another note, at the top of the GUI Commands webpage are links to two
JavaOne presentations from 2002. Can anyone find the .pdf files for any
of them? Apparently, they were taken down.

Bruce

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Curt Cox

> On another note, at the top of the GUI Commands webpage are links to two
> JavaOne presentations from 2002. Can anyone find the .pdf files for any
> of them? Apparently, they were taken down.

They appear to be available through the page below, but my normal
JavaOne Online credentials don't allow me access, so I'm not sure.
http://javaoneonline.india.mentorware.net/servlet/mware.servlets.Student...

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Bruce Alspaugh

Curt Cox wrote:
>> On another note, at the top of the GUI Commands webpage are links to two
>> JavaOne presentations from 2002. Can anyone find the .pdf files for any
>> of them? Apparently, they were taken down.
>
> They appear to be available through the page below, but my normal
> JavaOne Online credentials don't allow me access, so I'm not sure.
> http://javaoneonline.india.mentorware.net/servlet/mware.servlets.Student...
>
Thanks for the link. I was able to download the the pdf files and send
them to the author of GUI Commands so he can update his website.

Bruce

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Bill Snyder

Hi Bruce,

I like the approach that GUI Commands has for action configuration. I've
taken similar approaches in the past, too, as it is very helpful. I'd be
curious to see if something like this would fit into the current, or future,
spec.

If the idea of UI configuration doesn't fit into the spec, I bet they could
possible complement each other somehow.

--Bill

On 2/1/07, Bruce Alspaugh wrote:
>
> I was looking at the wiki:
>
> http://wiki.netbeans.org/wiki/view/ActionSupport
>
> It looks like the JSR296 action support has a lot of overlapping
> functionality with work that has already been done in the GUI Commands
> project:
>
> http://pietschy.org/software/gui-commands/
>
> It's a nice framework. Instead of using the editing windows shown in
> the wiki screeenshots, I use an XML file to specify the icons, names,
> tooltips, accelerators, etc. for the commands. I can then use factory
> methods to create menus, toolbars, buttons, etc. Gui Commands has a lot
> of good ideas for action management that could be incorporated into the
> action framework for JSR296.
>
> The point is I would not want to loose any functionality if I switched
> to JSR296. I'm not sure it would be practical to use both action
> frameworks in the same application. If JSR296 were a superset of the
> functionality in GUI Commands, I would be happy.
>
> On another note, at the top of the GUI Commands webpage are links to two
> JavaOne presentations from 2002. Can anyone find the .pdf files for any
> of them? Apparently, they were taken down.
>
> Bruce
>
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