DATELINE MAY 15, 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Easy UI creation and maintainance plus more professional looking interfaces highlights the stable UICompiler release for Java 1.3 and up
May 15, 2003 (The INTERNET). The UICompiler project today announced the immediate release of their updated Graphical User Interface creation suite. Many features have been added and many existing functionality has been made easier and more powerful in this release. Version 1.1 makes the creation of User Interfaces in Java simply a point and click effort shaming many commercial offering.
The update follows close on the heels of the 1.0 release two months ago showing a continued effort of the UICompiler project in providing continually enhancing tools for the professional GUI builder. "The new tools for providing finishing touches like the tab-ordering of a target widget and the super-easy creation of mnemonics are things that just make it too hard to resist creating cool GUIs" said project maintainer Thomas Zander. "I wrote the Font selection dialog in about 1 hour using UICompiler and the new StandardDialog class, its just fun to do!"
As soon as you created a couple of GUIs with the UICompiler you notice that UIC does not just provide a nice tool, it provides a workflow which include just about anything you need when creating an application with a GUI. This release tops on the previous with new features that most developers don't know how to do in native Swing. This includes; but is not limited to translating a UI, customizing colors and fonts for each individual, changing the tabbing order for keyboard entry and providing consistent dialogs.
The principal improvements over UIC version 1.0 are:New widgets added
UICompiler uses the files created by Qt Designer
an open source graphical designer origionally meant for the C++ toolkit Qt.
Designer is available for free on all versions of Unix, including Linux, and can be purchased as part of the Qt framework for Windows. An older version is available on our website. UICompiler and all its components are available for free under Open Source licenses, without limiting companies to use the product in propriatary products.
Overview of downloads
The changelog can be found at: list of changes.
Download and start.
Since UICompiler is free of charge you can download the package from the downloads page and then just follow the instructions at the getting started page.
Besides the valuable and excellent efforts by the UICompiler developers themselves, significant support for UICompiler development has been provided by Microweb Technology N.V..
Qt is a trademark of Trolltech, Java is a trademark of Sun. All other trademarks and copyrights referred to in this announcement are the property of their respective owners.