A day in the life of Danny D'Amours

WindowBuilder Pro version 6.5.0 released

Instantiations have released version 6.5.0 of WindowBuilder Pro their Eclipse based Java GUI builder. The new & noteworthy page describes some of the improvements available in this new version. WindowBuilder Pro supports not only standard Swing GUIs but Eclipse’s Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) and Google’s Web Toolkit (GWT). One of my favourite features of WindowBuilder’s […]

October 31st, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Eclipse, Java, Linux, Misc, Tech | 2 comments

SwingX 0.9.0 released!

Almost two years in the making (since November 18, 2005), the advanced Java Swing component project SwingX has been released. The project has been advancing over the last two years slowly adding and refining the included Swing components however it appears that nobody was willing to commit to a release. There was talk about having […]

October 29th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Java, Tech | one comment

One step closer to a fully open source JDK

As I have discussed before, we are slowly getting close to a fully open source JDK. We have taken two more steps earlier this month with new releases of GNU’s Classpath and IcedTea. IcedTea 1.4 Released! « Lillian’s Blog From the release notes: * Updated to OpenJDK b21 build (README and INSTALL updated accordingly). * […]

October 22nd, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Java, Tech | no comments

Debugging in Eclipse – Tips and tricks

I came across a great blog entry describing some tips and tricks for debugging in Eclipse. Tips include how to make variable inspection much simpler using a debug detail formatter, using a class load breakpoint, displaying all references to an object and how to display all instances of a class. Using a debugger properly and […]

October 16th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Eclipse, Java | no comments

Removing encumbrances in OpenJDK

The OpenJDK which was released by Sun contains some portions of code which could not be released as GPL due to third party licensing restrictions, software patents or other issues. These are generally referred to as encumbrances and require an extra package of binary code (or binary plugins) to be used in compiling the JDK. […]

October 10th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Java, Tech | one comment

Fedora 8 Test 3 (7.92) released

The last beta release of Fedora 8, Test 3 or version 7.92 was released on Thursday the 4th. This release includes a few new features to the Fedora 8 release including “Online Desktop” preview via BigBoard, inclusion of Codec Buddy which is intended to help people find audio and video codecs which cannot be shipped […]

October 5th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Java, Linux, Tech | 2 comments

Java 6 Update N (where N=5?)

Over the last couple of days, a beta release of the Java JDK called Java 6 Update N was released. This is the update which includes the Consumer JRE (aka Java Kernel) which attempts to modularize the Java runtime. The kernel allows a user to download only the required portions of the runtime in order […]

October 3rd, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Java, Tech | no comments

Fedora and Java-Gnome 4.x

Although the 2.x steam from java-gnome has been abandoned and deprecated for a year now and yet Fedora which is supposed to be on on cutting edge with respect to distribution of new packages has yet to upgrade to the latest java-gnome stream; namely 4.0.4. There has been a bug filled (Bug 242335: RFE: Please […]

September 30th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Java, Linux, Tech | no comments

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