Posted by ildella
on October 5, 2007 at 9:17 AM PDT
The moment has come. Now I have at least a screenshot of a working app, not a demo, that show the actual state of my work: a resume of my past code base from mCube work and something new that emerged in last couple of years.
A long time ago it all started, for me, developing a music collection manager that I called mCube and the final results of the work could be found on sourceforge
I stopped working on it at the end of 2005, then I had to finish degree, to begin to work and so on... In december 2005 I also wrote a blog post to thanks the community, expecially java.net one, cause without their work, mCube could have not become real, but it is too nostalgic to link it here now.
Back in action, early this year I restarted working on mCube codebase that was very modular so I can easily isolate some libraries and clean them up.
Recently I am working on an application that has to manage art pictures. So I used mCube foundation code along with some new technologies (content repository instead of serialization... for most) and consolidating old ones (all my swing and basic stuff code).
In 2005 I used a demo code from Romain Guy to show a CD Shelf. It was most exciting that time, no one had something similar. Right now, even iTunes has it. Anyway, I always wanted to try the new stuff that I saw in aerith . The good news is that aerith has well written code, so I can very easily reuse it in my application.
Now, the results is still raw, but it is not a demo. This is a complete app that can scan folders and found contents and show result in views for Authors or show pictures in the slideshow component. It also has working quick search and crud features and so on. By the way, mCube was much more sophisticated but not all the features has already been imported here. My intention was to recreate a more solid content management swing based application and then to relaunch mCube and port all music specific plugins that I wrote.
My will is to release also the code in the next future, just a matter of (busy) time.
Thanks for reading and a "hello" to all community members. this is my first post here, hope more will follow. Greetings to everyone.