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jalleg, JVM binding for Allegro -- May 25, 2016 11:27 PM

jalleg is a JVM binding for Allegro 5.2 to be used by any JVM language (Java obviously, but also other languages such as Groovy, Kotlin, JavaScript, Scala, Jython, JRuby, and Clojure).

I've just put up a new repository for those interested in following the progress. Currently I have a working but not fully tested JNA-based binding auto-generated by JNAerator.

Allegro was a library I originally worked with a lot when I was learning C/C++ development in DOS in the late 1990s, and has always had a special meaning to me. Allegro 5 is a modern, cross-platform variation of the library supporting hardware rendering and even mobile development. Allegro is a simple library to use and programming a game is a great way to get into learning programming. My hope is that jalleg expands the Allegro fun to Java and all the JVM languages.

jalleg is on GitHub

JFXUtils 1.0 Released -- May 25, 2016 11:16 PM

Version 1.0 of JFXUtils is released now.

JFXUtils is now available on Maven Central, so no custom repository settings are needed! The maven coordinates for this release are org.gillius:jfxutils:1.0.

A special thanks goes to gforman44, who contributed a lot of code and ideas for this release and encouraged me to finish to 1.0. Also thanks go to Daniel Weil for bug fixes.

You can find more information at the GitHub Project Page.

Continue reading for the full list of changes.

IMAP Duplicate Mails Deleter -- February 9, 2014 9:18 PM

I have a problem with Thunderbird. For some reason when I try to move a few thousand e-mails, in the destination folder the majority of messages get duplicates. Some could get 2 duplicates. I have no idea why. But I created to clean up the mess. I built it for my own use and used it only on my own account. But it might be useful to others in the same situation or as an example of JavaMail usage from Groovy (as that is the language I used). I also used the GMavenPlus plugin to build from Maven. If you have Java and Maven it will be easy to run.