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JD4X v0.6 Released.

JD4X v0.6 supports both jdk v1.4 or v1.5 (jdk 5) and Xorg v6.8.2. The binary version released is however, compiled for jdk 1.5 (jdk 5). Users interested to run it on jdk v1.4 should download (or CVS) the source code and compile it again with the specific v1.4 toolkit.

New feature includes hot key support and many bug fixes. However, Swing's single thread model has been known to cause performance problems in this release when running multiple Java applications.... read more

Posted by Hock Keong Tay 2006-02-01

V0.6 Beta available on CVS

The first V0.6 Beta is now availble on our CVS for initial review. Check it out from our CVS and follow the following instructions:

Change into the directory where the source is:
1) cd jd4x/

Compile the entire source:
2) make release

Change into the binary directory:
3) cd jd4x/build

Copy install.jar to where you want to keep it:
4) cp install.jar ~/tmp

To install the binary:
5) cd ~/tmp
6) java -jar install.jar... read more

Posted by Hock Keong Tay 2006-01-14

JD4X v0.6 CVS Released.

JD4X source code has finally been upload to the sf.net CVS. To access the latest source code, just check it out as an anonymous user. Refer to mail posting at https://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_id=9065206&forum_id=37382 for details on how to compile from source.

Enjoy.

Posted by Hock Keong Tay 2005-11-26

JD4X v0.5 released.

JD4X v0.5 supports both jdk v1.4 or v1.5 (jdk 5). The binary version released is however, compiled for jdk 1.5 (jdk 5). Users interested to run it on jdk v1.4 should download the source code and compile it again with the specific v1.4 toolkit.

The new JD4X v0.5 + Zesktop v0.3 includes drag and drop support for adding all types of desktop components. Eg. drawers, launchers, applets, workspaces and etc... Adding multiple taskbars are also now supported. In addition, utility programs like clock, resource applets and etc are also included in the desktop applet section of the control panel. GUI device mounting support has also been added to mount and unmount devices on the desktop. Eg. CDROM, Floppy and etc... This version should be simpler to use but with a much richer set of features than the previous versions. For the latest set of cool screen shots please refer to https://sourceforge.net/project/screenshots.php?group_id=33051.... read more

Posted by Hock Keong Tay 2005-04-13

Zesktop Live CD Released

Live CD includes JD4X v0.4 and Zesktop v0.2. Some bug fixes to the beta live CD and additional features such as ejecting the live CD when restarting or shutting off the computer. However, you need more RAM for this version, an estimate would be 256MB.

Checkout new Zesktop screenshots at www.zerahstar.com. Zesktop is an attempt to create the next generation desktop.

Enjoy.

Posted by Hock Keong Tay 2005-02-18

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