Java-GNOME application is a set of Java bindings for the GNOME and GTK libraries that allow GNOME and GTK applications to be written in Java.
The Java-Gnome API has been carefully designed to be easy to use, maintaining a good OO paridigm, yet still wrapping the entire functionality of the underlying libraries.
Java-Gnome can be used with the Eclipse development environment and Glade user interface designer to create applications with ease.
Java-Gnome is part of the official Gnome Bindings Release, commiting us to high quality regular releases.
· gnome libraries
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· This release includes some minor feature enhancements.
· Preliminary coverage of Pango's Font object. Font is Pango's abstraction describing a typeface, and is what is actually loaded. We've exposed the methods that allow you to find out what was _actually_ loaded for a given FontDescription request. You do this with Context's [`loadFont()`][Context.loadFont()] and then Font's [`describe()`][Font.describe()]. Thanks to Behdad Esfahbod for explaining how all this works.
· * **`org.gnome.pango.Font`**
· * **`org.gnome.pango.Context`**
· Exposed a few utility functions, including one to find out if your program is running in a terminal or from the Desktop directly.
· * **`org.freedesktop.bindings.Environment`**
· Further improved some corner cases involved in using Actions, and now you can make them with named Icons.
· * **`org.gnome.gtk.Action`**
· * **`org.gnome.gtk.ToolItem`**
· There are some odd corner cases, especially with TextView, where idle handlers need to run before you have the calculations you need ready to query. One workaround appears to be letting the main loop cycle, so we've exposed [`Gtk.mainIterationDo()`][Gtk.mainIterationDo()] and the `Gtk.eventsPending()` which wraps it.
· * **`org.gnome.gtk.Gtk`**
· Building java-gnome on Mandriva now works! Thanks to Liam Quin for helping QA the top level `configure` script.