The JavaDesktop Web site is a new gathering place for members of the
JavaTM technology graphical user interface (GUI) community. The site
offers news, discussions, technical articles and open source projects
that use the JavaTM 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SETM) to
produce applications with rich client interfaces.
Hans Muller, the CTO for Sun's Desktop Division, stated it has been a
long road to where the desktop site is now. "We've always been a big
community, however sometimes it was hard to see it all at once because
the work we do is very diverse and it's nicely distributed all over the
world. It's great to have a place to visit and see it all."
Also on the desktop Web site are forums. The Welcome message is by Jeff
Dinkins, the engineering manager of the JavaTM Foundation
Classes/Swing (J.F.C./Swing) API and AWT development teams at Sun. The
forum has a place for product announcements and a bulletin board to post
jobs, resumes and classifieds. Technical topic discussion areas are on
the Java 2DTM API, J.F.C./Swing API, look and feel fidelity, JavaTM
Media Framework API, JavaHelpTM software, deployment,
internationalization and more.
The Project section of the Web site lists many rich Java technology
client projects, from libraries you can use in your own application to
full end-user applications.
The Partners section contains links to partner Web sites dealing with
topics and technologies such as the JavaTM Sound API, PlexObject
Solutions, L2FProd, Jive Software and more.
The site also features technical articles. To explore the site, go to:
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