Bug 459926 - Review Request: swing-worker - Long running Swing GUI interacting tasks
Review Request: swing-worker - Long running Swing GUI interacting tasks
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2008-08-24 12:00 EDT by Simon
Modified: 2008-10-12 11:35 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-10-12 11:35:57 EDT
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Description Simon 2008-08-24 12:00:02 EDT
Spec URL: http://cassmodiah.fedorapeople.org/swing-worker-1.2-1/swing-worker.spec
SRPM URL: http://cassmodiah.fedorapeople.org/swing-worker-1.2-1/swing-worker-1.2-1.fc9.src.rpm
Description:
When writing a multi-threaded application using Swing, 
there are two constraints to keep in mind: 
(refer to  How to Use Threads  for more details):

* Time-consuming tasks should not be run on the Event Dispatch Thread. 
  Otherwise the application becomes unresponsive.
* Swing components should be accessed on the Event Dispatch Thread only.

These constraints mean that a GUI application with time intensive computing 
needs at least two threads: 
1) a thread to perform the lengthy task and 
2) the Event Dispatch Thread (EDT) for all GUI-related activities. 
This involves inter-thread communication which can be tricky to implement.

SwingWorker is designed for situations where you need to have a long 
running task run in a background thread and provide updates to 
the UI either when done, or while processing.

This project is a backport of SwingWorker included into 1.6.

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