Java News from Saturday, April 10, 2004

Steve Roy has released MRJ Adapter 1.0.5, an open source library that implements a unified API for developers to access Mac specific functionality built into the various versions of the Macintosh Runtime for Java (MRJ). MRJ Adapter enables developers to add Mac specific functionality to their applications without compromising the cross-platform nature of their application. MRJ Adapter also "incorporates many little tricks known only to seasoned Mac Java programmers, such as how to bring up a file dialog to pick a folder, or how to set up a menu bar when no frame is opened, which is a normal state for a Mac application that isn't natively supported by Java." Version 1.0.5 adds support for action commands in the ABOUT and PREFERENCES events and fixes assorted bugs. MRJ Adapter is published under the LGPL.