Brian Mason has built a new widget to check the current security status of the Department of Homeland Security. You can get it in the widget gallery here.
Yahoo Widgets 4 was just released today. They added a dock mode with mini-widgets and auto-widget updating. Part of me is frustrated because this is one of the things we have that they didn't until today.
Another part of me is happy because it means we were right to include those features.
And yet another part of me is excited because it means the widget market is heating up and getting more overall exposure with more users for everyone.
And the last part of me is getting really hungry for some lunch. I think I'll go get some food.
Before I go I'll ask, are there any cool features of the AB5k container you'd like to see? Any other widgets you think we are missing?
I have created a new branch in Subversion for me to work on a completely redesigned window manager. No more hacked up JDesktopPane! This will give us the ability to plug in cool animations and effects as well as further isolate the desklets from eachother. No longer with a single bad desklet be able to muck up the display.
Added a single place in the code to display errormessages. re-enabled stacktraces as well.
Added Cooper's architecture overview to the wiki.
Charlie posted his Yahtzee desklet.
We are starting our planning for Java One. More details soon. In the mean time here are some more updates.
Applied a patch from Augusto Sellhorn to buffer the background gradient image. It greatly speeds up repainting.
Added updating to the standard pre-installed desklets.
Added updating and a proper resize control to the Wikipedia desklet. It still looks ugly but at least it works.
i work on two of our support jars for swinglabs: swingx and swingx-ws. These libs were in flux for a while and were using branches, sometimes
requiring us to use multiple versions of each jar. I have finally merged these branches back into head and uploaded final jars (along with
their support jars) to our Maven repository at :
This means there will fewer jars to download, reduces the sizes of most desklets, and increases the reliability of deploying them.
Here are the rest of the updates that I know about (Cooper may have done others)