I used the JDIC (JDesktop Integration Components) in a project or two of mine, and I thought it was a great start. The world needs a single Java library that would give us access to the standard features of a Desktop.
The problem is that it seems the project is getting forsaken. Consider this:
The Java SE Desktop Overview page has a link to the JDIC, but the link seems to be old. The link goes to https://jdic.dev.java.net/, but that redirects to http://java.net/projects/jdic/. The redirection was smooth when I checked today, but in the past, I saw errors that mentioned Project Kenai. The description on this page looks a little off too.
The new page isn’t bad, but it is kind of weak on information. It just has the download for the project.
When I checked the source code, it looks like it hasn’t been updated in a while. Everything looks like it is at least a year old.
The downloads for the project are missing:
Just FYI, Lauchpad has a project page for JDIC that at least has some packages.
So, is JDIC a dead project now? Does someone know of a replacement or a new project that is getting updated?