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The framework can be extended without native library support (i.e. you can write your specialized versions of TextAreas, Checkboxes, Lists etc. without being forced to write your own, non-portable, native libraries).
It already has nice things like text editors, pop-up menus, notebooks, hierarchical Lists etc. without the need for a JDK 1.1 compliant native lib. The cross platform compatibility has been tested on a variety of different operating systems (Linux, BSD, NextStep, OS/2, Windows 95, ..).
Besides being useful as an add-on library for all standard Java AWT implementations, it can be used to build an own, stand-alone AWT that requires just minimal native library support. This distribution comes with a native layer for the kaffe-0.8.1 virtual machine.
As a proof-of-concept, there are also some tools included which form a Java specific IDE (integrated development environment, ClassBrowser etc.). These tools already can be used to do serious Java programming (BISS-AWT itself has been built with it). There even is a graphical layout generator which considerably eases the effort required to design complex dialogs).
The BISS-AWT comes with full sources (both Java and for the optional native library) and is distributed under a GPL-like license (please see file LICENSE.BISS_AWT for details). It is a vivid project which will be constantly improved (with respect to both the GUI and the IDE components).
biss-awt for DEBIAN ------------------- Before you first start some the BISS AWT programs, please execute biss-awt-config to get the configuration files copied from /usr/lib/biss-awt/config/ to ~/.biss. To get this package compiled with the javac from jdk 1.1 I've to add some stubs for extended interfaces. I get some errors like this: DesignPreviewer.java:135: Undefined variable: opc_invokeno more»
biss-awt (0.87-1) unstable; urgency=low * Initial Release. (please test it!) -- Christian Leutloff <email@example.com> Fri, 21 Nov 1997 20:10:52 +0100 Local variables: mode: debian-changelog add-log-mailing-address: "firstname.lastname@example.org" End:
ToDo for Debian package ----------------------- - add programs to menu - testing - documentation? man pages? - get DFSG compliant copyright ;-)
This package was debianized by Christian Leutloff email@example.com on Fri, 21 Nov 1997 20:10:52 + more»