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are any system tray icon RFEs planed for 6uN?

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mbien
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the current system tray icon implementation is not as good as it could/should be.

- it uses the heavyweight java.awt.PopupMenu which looks good on windows but very bad on linux (I haven't tested it on mac)
- no icon support in the menu (->java.awt.MenuItem)
- SVG is also not supported (at least it didn't worked as I tried it the last time)

there are some hacks which try to use Swing popup capabilities, but all of them have also problems in the cross platform area.

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mbien
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> I'll write a blog with all details next week to get
> the early feedback

week is over and still no blog entry
just in case you forgot about it ;)

linuxhippy
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As far as I know no API additions/modifications are planned for update releases, so these will probably have to wait until JDK7.

I also don't understand why they used AWT components, making things so ugly, complex and hard again :-/

lg Clemens

alexfromsun
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Hello mbien

The fact TrayIcon wasn't designed to work with JPopupMenu's is very pity
and I am really sorry about that

it is clearly our fault

I fixed several bugs for 6uN to enable JPopupMenu for TrayIcon
and since 6uN early access is available and trayIcon is a known problem
I'll write a blog with all details next week to get the early feedback

I'll post the link here

Thanks
alexp

mbien
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great to hear that!

since 6uN is the consumer release, things like a good system tray support are essential features.
I am looking forward to read your blog entry :)

Thanks,
michael