In 1.1, we aimed at solving some major AWT
(Abstract Window Toolkit) deficiencies,
with a strong focus on quality and performance. The AWT
enhancements include the beginnings of a richer infrastructure for
larger-scale GUI development, including APIs for printing, easier/faster
scrolling, popup menus, clipboard (copy/paste), cursors per component,
a delegation-based event model, imaging and graphics enhancements, and
more flexible font support for internationalization. Additionally, the
Windows (Win32) version of AWT was completely rewritten for improved
speed, quality, and consistency with the other platforms.
Keep an eye on
The AWT Home Page
for the latest information about the AWT,
including bug workarounds,
and links to the best sources of information.