Swing Looks ...Great!: NetBeans 7 (IDE + RCP) With New Synthetica L&F

Synthetica V2.13 and SyntheticaAddons V1.5 L&Fs for Swing are released. See also NetBeans RCP with Synthetica L&F.
Some screenshots with NetBeans 7 IDE with Synthetica L&F:

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Are there instructions somewhere for installing synthetica?

Posted by kurt krueckeberg on July 20, 2011 at 09:06 PM CEST #

How did you configure your NB to get the --laf to show? I found that the SyntheticaAddons module for netbeans does not load due to the missing OpenIDE-* entries missing in the manifest.mf.

Personally, i added them manually and that worked for me eventually.
I worked with the LNF for about 2-3 days and found some aspects of the UI throwing NPE, Editor light balb hints where not visible, etc... More work is needed. By the way i was only able to download the trial version of Synthetica. Is there a version without the trial message popping up?. Would love to see seaglass LNF tailored for NB. Anyhow this is great development specially for linux running IDE. The GTK look and feel is really slow, switching to Nimbus or Synthetica makes it snappy again. Expanding project nodes in GTK LNF get's really slow. See https://netbeans.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=199442

Posted by Martin jamszolik on July 22, 2011 at 01:12 AM CEST #

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