The Atris Framework is a free (open source) framework and visual screen editor, written in the Java language that allows developers to create sophisticated and complex GUI based interfaces that can be developed using Java on one specific operating system and run on ANY operating system platform that supports Java. Moreover, the framework provides consistency and many of the features and functions that users have come to expect from a GUI already built in, allowing the developer to focus on the actual functionality of the application. The Atris Framework brings together the capabilities needed to deliver the most powerful and flexible applications. If you want to find out more about the Atris Framework, please follow this link...


Oct 29th, 2004, Version 1.0.7 Released. Version 1.0.7 brings built in full-text searchable, context sensitive application level help to the framework by integrating the framework with the JavaHelp API. JavaHelp can be authored by many 3rd party commercial products, making the process of adding help to any application that uses the framework easy. The ability to print has been added to the framework. Users can now 'print' any sheet that displays the print icon. Previously, this icon did not perform any action. Moreover, the framework automatically scales the selected screen to ensure that it fits onto the target page. Filtering has been added/extended! The ability to create user specified run-time filters (which were added previously) have been enhanced and usability problems with the filter manager have been corrected. These filters are designed to operate in such a way that the filtering occurs at the data layer, eliminating any need to perform post-filtering (a slow and inefficient process for large data sets). Many other smaller changes have been made, including a cleanup of the menus, font and colors. Lastly, Several of the standard jar libraries have been merged and eliminated, to reduce the total number of jar files needed for deployment. Note that the merging of the libraries has been performed to ensure backward compatibility with previous application classpaths.

Aug 19th, 2004, Version 1.0.6 Released. Version 1.0.6 represents a significant improvement over the existing framework code. The code changes focus on real world compatibility and usability issues to ensure that the framework can be utilized in as many places as possible. In addition, ease of use concerns have been addressed, to make the finished GUI application easier to use and more consistent. The Screen editor has been improved, with additional functions (including an UNDO feature) to make screen development as simple as possible. A great amount of effort was put into providing extensive examples and code samples. A new tutorial document was created that provides an overview of the design pattern classes available for use. Lastly, extensive work was done in ensuring compatibility with various database engines (including the addition of a compatibility suite to test compatibility with database vendors), especially in the area of auto-generated SQL code, and a document was written to address these issues specifically.

Aug 9th, 2004, Web Site launched This web site, dedicated to the use and growth of the Atris Framework has been launched.

April 2nd, 2004, Sun Microsystems and Microsoft settle long running dispute By settling this long standing dispute between the two companies, and agreeing to support technologies such as Java, the use of Java GUI based applications could well become much more prevalent, making applications based on Java simpler to deploy in Windows based environments.

March 18th, 2004, Version 1.0.5 Released. The next version of the framework has been released. The latest version includes enhancements to the Screen Editor, that allow developers to now include images in their controls and add titles to boxes. It also introduces the Rounded border for even greater customization. Enhancements in screen management also improve the screen sizing of sub-panels, and improves communication layer with different types of databases.

November 3rd, 2003, Version 1.0.4 Released. The latest version of the framework includes the ability to create graphs on the screen and tie them into the data layer just like any other type of visual component. This powerful capability drastically simplifies building complex graph screens. Also included are improved tutorials and documentation, corrections to several problems, and enhancements to the Data layer components to make use of the latest JDBC 3.0 extensions when needed and available

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