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Drombler FX: JavaFX 8 support

I recently released Drombler FX v0.4. Drombler FX is a modular Rich Client Platform for JavaFX based on OSGi and Maven (POM-first).

With this release Drombler FX as well as Drombler ACP and Drombler Commons support and require JavaFX 8/ Java SE 8.

You can find the complete list of fixed issues here: http://issues.drombler.org/milestone/0.4

There's a Getting Started page which explains how to create, build and run a Drombler FX sample application with a few simple steps.

Drombler FX uses Apache Felix as its OSGi container by default.
As an application framework it makes sure JavaFX and OSGi will get started properly and it provides the main window.

The following table provides you an overview of the different Drombler components, links to the modules, which are available from Maven Central, and links to the Javadocs.
  ... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-05-21

Drombler FX: Version 0.3 released

I recently released Drombler FX v0.3. Drombler FX is a modular Rich Client Platform for JavaFX based on OSGi and Maven (POM-first).

With this release the Docking Framework and the Context Framework have been moved from the OSGi-based RCP Drombler FX to the Drombler Commons library collection, which can be used inside and outside of an OSGi platform.

This allows you to use these frameworks even if you don't want to use Drombler FX, yet, for some reason.

Note that the declarative, annotation based programming model is still only supported by Drombler FX. But using the libraries from Drombler Commons you can use the Docking Framework programmatically like this:

Add a DockingPane to the scene and initialize the ContextManager and the DockingManager.
The DockingPane splits up its content area into any number of Docking Areas. The Docking Areas can be resized using the dividers. Each Docking Area can hold any number of Dockable Panes, which are layed out as Tabs.
The ContextManager and the DockingManager manage the Acitve Context and the Application Context depending on the currently open and active Dockable Panes.
BorderPane borderPane = new BorderPane(); DockingPane dockingPane = new DockingPane(); ContextManager contextManager = new ContextManager(); DockingManager dockingManager = new DockingManager(dockingPane, contextManager); ... borderPane.setCenter(dockingPane);
Register a Docking Area:
DockingAreaDescriptor leftAreaDescriptor = new DockingAreaDescriptor(); leftAreaDescriptor.setId("left"); leftAreaDescriptor.setParentPath(Arrays.asList(20, 20)); leftAreaDescriptor.setPosition(20); leftAreaDescriptor.setPermanent(false); LayoutConstraintsDescriptor leftLayoutConstraintsDescriptor = new LayoutConstraintsDescriptor(); leftLayoutConstraintsDescriptor.setPrefWidth(200.0); leftAreaDescriptor.setLayoutConstraints(leftLayoutConstraintsDescriptor); dockingPane.getDockingAreaDescriptors().add(leftAreaDescriptor);
Initialize the DockablePreferencesManager and register the default DockablePreferences for each Dockable Pane type (here: LeftTestPane _which should be docked into the _Docking Area with ID "left"):
DockablePreferencesManager dockablePreferencesManager = new SimpleDockablePreferencesManager(); DockablePreferences leftDockablePreferences = new DockablePreferences(); leftDockablePreferences.setAreaId("left"); leftDockablePreferences.setPosition(20); dockablePreferencesManager.registerDefaultDockablePreferences(LeftTestPane.class, leftDockablePreferences);
Add a DockablePane (here: LeftTestPane) to the DockingPane:
LeftTestPane leftTestPane = new LeftTestPane(); leftTestPane.setTitle("Left"); dockingPane.getDockables().add(new DockableEntry(leftTestPane, dockablePreferencesManager.getDockablePreferences(leftTestPane)));
You can find a complete sample here.

Note that the Docking Framework is still in its early stages and advanced features such as drag'n'drop Dockable Panes don't work yet. Currently it supports: ... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2014-05-11

Drombler Commons: Date and Time Controls use Java SE 8 APIs

I recently released Drombler Commons v0.2. In this release I've ugraded the _Date and Time Controls _and DataRenderers, which I've released earlier this year, to use the latest version of  the new Date and Time API (JSR-310) provided by the Java SE 8 Early Access Release rather than the outdated version from the initial ThreeTen project.

In this process I've renamed some packages and classes to match the packages and classes of the new Date & Time API, which have been renamed since the last Drombler Commons release.

The aggregated Javadoc of all components can be found here: http://www.drombler.org/DromblerCommons/docs/site/0.2/apidocs/

The source code can be found here.

The components are available from Maven Central (along with the sources and javadoc artifacts). You can use the following dependencies:

For Drombler Commons - FX - Core:
org.drombler.commons drombler-commons-fx-core 0.2
For Drombler Commons - FX - Date and Time (requires Java SE 8):
org.drombler.commons drombler-commons-fx-time 0.2
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Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-12-21

Drombler Commons: JavaFX controls for the new Date & Time API (JSR-310)

I managed to open source and release two more libraries I mainly worked on in spring 2012. They form the first 2 components of this first Early Access version of Drombler Commons: Drombler Commons - FX - Core and Drombler Commons - FX - Date and Time.

Drombler Commons - FX - Core

This component contains various JavaFX utility classes.

Note that this component is still very experimental as I'm trying to figure out what works best with JavaFX.

Among others it contains: ... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-11-07

Drombler FX: Version 0.2 released

I recently released Drombler FX v0.2. Drombler FX is a modular Rich Client Platform for JavaFX based on OSGi and Maven (POM-first).

For this release, a lot of work has been done in the stabilization of the Docking Framework.

In addition, the icon property gets now respected when registering a Dockable Pane:
... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-11-07

Drombler FX: building modular JavaFX applications with OSGi and Maven

If you have ever learned to use a modular Rich Client Platform such as the NetBeans Platform (Swing based) or Eclipse RCP (SWT based) it's likely you wouldn't want to write rich clients in any other than in a modular way.

And so I'm happy to announce the availabilty of a first Early Access version of Drombler FX_. _Drombler FX _is a modular Rich Client Platform for _JavaFX based on: ... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-04-18

Drombler Commons: JavaFX controls for the new Date & Time API (JSR-310)

I managed to open source and release two more libraries I mainly worked on in spring 2012. They form the first 2 components of this first Early Access version of Drombler Commons: Drombler Commons - FX - Core and Drombler Commons - FX - Date and Time.

Drombler Commons - FX - Core

This component contains various JavaFX utility classes.

Note that this component is still very experimental as I'm trying to figure out what works best with JavaFX.

Among others it contains: ... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-04-18

Drombler FX: building modular JavaFX applications with OSGi and Maven

The first Early Access version of Drombler FX has been released.

You can read more about it here: http://puces-blog.blogspot.ch/2012/12/drombler-fx-building-modular-javafx.html

Posted by Puce 2012-12-11 Labels: Drombler FX Java JavaFX OSGi Maven