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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.

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