A JXCoverFlowList? (it was Twinkle...)
Guys and gals,
I'm finishing an article about the implementation of a "cover-flow"
like renderer for NetBeans RCP (here a screenshot to understand what
I'm talking about: https://openbluesky.dev.java.net/Screenshots/
CoverFlow1.jpg). Now I'd like to start thinking of what happens after
the article is published.
The thing could be refactored with some work to become a Swing
component (e.g. a JXCoverFlowList). Some questions about this:
1. is somebody working on a similar component? I'd like to avoid
2. would it be something that fits to SwingX? It is based on JOGL
stuff, and AFAIK there is no JOGL inside SwingX, so I'm wondering
whether it's out of scope.
3. The code is based on the Twinkle demo by Romain, Chris Campbell et
al. (circa 2005). In particular, the JOGL code is 70-80% the original
one (Renderable, Quad, etc... - I really understand just a few about
JOGL so without that code I'd been lost :-) with just some
refactoring and extension. The other code started from the Twinkle
demo, but it has been dramatically changed for generic purposes (i.e.
providing generic contents and generic animations, including the
cover-flow one). Is anybody mantaining that code? Again, I'd like to
avoid duplicating efforts and those Quads can be really used for a
high performance image viewer/editor (e.g. supporting fast
rotations), a slideshow module (thing e.g. of the Leopard "photo
stack" screensaver) etc so I'm going to use them a lot in future.
Let's talk about it.
Fabrizio Giudici, Ph.D. - Java Architect, Project Manager
Tidalwave s.a.s. - "We make Java work. Everywhere."
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