Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Sunday, May 22, 2005
I found this article intersting:
Java Swing comes with "pluggable look-and-feel technology", which essentially boils down to the fact that interfaces can be "skinned" (although this is simplifying a tad) and is therefore, extremely flexible. By default, Java ships with a cross-platform look-and-feel (LAF), which means your apps can look consistent across all platforms, or LAFs that mimic the look of a specific platform, say Windows, for example. However, one of the chief complaints of Java desktop applications is its "look".
Monday, May 16, 2005
You can find it here.
When a commercial interest tries to take ownership of something or tries to get others to contribute to what they own, problems develop. Why should I work for someone else if there is no benefit that comes to me? IBM contributes to the kernel even if HP, SUN and other competitors may benefit, because they don't own the kernel. Trolltech, Novell, DataKonsult, Open Office Polska Company and others contribute to KDE because none of them own KDE.