Posted by jhuxhorn
on June 8, 2004 at 6:39 AM PDT
What I'd really like to have is an abstraction of the various "application icon" systems like the TrayIcon on Windows and the DockIcon on Mac OS X.
I suggest this because they have a lot in common on all operating systems (notification, (dynamic) icon, popup-menu).
This project seems to be the right place for such an API since it would deepen the desktop integration of JavaApps.
There are projects like
http://www.amug.org/~glguerin/sw/ (Notifications for Java)
that provide some of the functionalities I'm looking for but I think the use of various different API's that implement nearly the same features for different operating systems hinders wide-spread use in general.