New Swing-Based Java Interface Utility Now Shipping

ByteConsult GmbH is shipping a new app for Mac users, nib4j 1.0. nib4j is a utility designed for creating swing-based Java interfaces. The app ships with a Java library and uses Appleis Interface Builder. According to ByteConsult GmbH:

Design Java Swing-based user interfaces with Appleis Interface Builder.

nib4j 1.0 is a simple but powerfull Java library that permits the use of Appleis Interface Builder to design Swing-based user interfaces. It creates Swing menus, frames and dialogs from Carbon nib files and provides a complete separation of UI and application code. nib4j supports both absolute and relative positioning/sizing, internationalization and more than 25 UI controls, including real floating palette windows and Mac OS X 10.3 group boxes.

By using the included "nib4j Viewer" you can try out your UI without writing any code and generate the necessary Java source to access the Swing components.

You can find more information about the nib4j release at the product home page Web site. nib4j is available as freeware.