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Community for rich Java client libraries and applications
This project has created a set of lightweight components that enable you to develop applications with a N*XTSTEP look and feel, something that is not possible by simply creating a Swing PLAF. The components are compatible with Swing but only a few of them require Swing to operate.
Time-based real-time animations in Java
A very simple Blog Editor
This project has been migrated over time first to cvs and then to subversion at, hosted via SourceForge.
JGoodies Forms: An Advanced Swing Layout System
Foxtrot is an easy and powerful API to use threads with the Java Foundation Classes (JFC/Swing). The Foxtrot API are based on a new concept, the Synchronous Model, that allow you to easily integrate in your Swing code time-consuming operations without incurring in "GUI-freeze" problem, typical of Swing applications.
Master project for Java 3D components
Online help fo the Java Platform
JavaBeans-based Visual Programming and Bean Components
JBeanAI project aims to build various AI beans.
Java classes commonly used in JBean projects
JBeanStudio provides a coding-free software assembly environment
A project to define a JavaBean based visual authoring model.
JBeanVis project aims to build data visualization beans.
An framework to create pluggable user interfaces
JGoodies Looks: High-Fidelity Windows and Multi-Platform L&fs
The Packer project provides a new API on top of the GridbagLayoutManager which eliminates the use of the GridbagConstraints objects. It makes it much easier to create compact and functional code blocks which are simple to write and move around in your layout design so that you can quickly developer GUIs.
Small RSS Aggregator program
Skin Look And Feel