Wednesday, May 9th, 2007
Last week I got to see Iris, a Flickr manager that uses Java applets and Ajax together to give enhanced features such as:
- Native desktop integration (drag and drop works, full screen)
- Rich media: OpenGL for 3D graphics (hardware accelerated), OpenAL for spatialized audio, Java Media codecs
There are some really nice features here, although having to click through three “trusted” dialogs is a pain. Also, note that you need Java 6 installed to see the glory.
The Swing team had an interesting time delving into the CSS world, and aren’t fans of it for layout. That being said, they would love to be able to style Swing components in a simple way, and our own Ben has a solution to this problem.
Here we see drag and drop support:
Rich editing of images is available:
This diagram shows us how the bottom applet fits into a frame and communicates with the Java side.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:42 am