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marcello (Apr 5, 2010)

We've been hard at work on JTablet, and happy to release the first JTablet 2 alpha!

What's new? The two biggest things for 2draw users are Mac OS X support, and not having to reinstall JTablet when Java updates. It also provides a number of new features for developers to make better drawing applets in the future!

Swing on over to the JTablet 2 alpha site to download the alpha!

This is an EXPERIMENTAL release that may crash. Please report any problems you have.

Happy drawing! team
shults (edited May 12, 2010)
I downloaded it, and the demo worked the first time I entered it. It had pressure sensitivity, x/y and eraser on. [only thing that was fixed on 0 was 'rotation'].
Lascaux Can't recognize Jtablet 2 for some reason and when I tried the demo on other times the pressure & eraser didn't work. I used the previous Jtablet before.
edit- with latest vresion it works! :)
cerebus360 (edited May 23, 2010)
The latest version works. :D
Question: Are you planning on making this available on Niko's Painchat? I tried using this there but it's not working. :C

But, thanks a lot for making for the Mac. :D

EDIT: I tried it on Safari and Firefox for Niko's Pchat. Works fine. :D
Have tried Chrome but it never loads up.
marcello (May 23, 2010)
Chrome doesn't support Java on Mac unless you have the latest Java update from Apple installed. (and you may need the beta version of Chrome, though I'm not sure)
PolythenePam (Jun 20, 2010)
Using Firefox on a Mac...can't seem to get anything at all to happen? Doesn't work in the demo box or anything.
marcello (Jun 20, 2010)
What version of Mac OS X and Java do you have installed?
MG (edited Jul 10, 2010)
Excellent work on this software, I'll try the alpha soon.

Is it possible to build versions of this for other platforms also? I could help to port it to IA-64 Linux, IRIX (MIPS), Solaris SPARC, NetBSD x86 & SPARC, OpenVMS AXP & I64, Windows XP/Server 64-bit (IA-64) and so on, assuming it's a Java wrapper.
PolythenePam (Jul 10, 2010)
Java 13.1.0
OSX 10.6.2
marcello (Jul 11, 2010)
MG: Check out the developer's page and browse/post a message on the jtablet-dev google group. One guy (Jason) is currently working on an XInput port for Linux but we can always use more developers to help test and support more platforms!

PolythenePam: I'm not sure what Java 13.1.0 means... the latest version is 1.6.0...can you open a Terminal window and type "java -version"? It should look something like:
$ java -version
java version "1.6.0_20"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_20-b02-279-10M3065)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 16.3-b01-279, mixed mode)
You should also update to OS X 10.6.4...they improved/updated the Java in the latest version.
PolythenePam (Jul 11, 2010)
Haha, okay, I just opened the java preferences and that was the first number that looked likely.

java version "1.6.0_17"

oneironaut (Oct 7, 2010)
Installed the version you pointed me to at jtablet-dev thread.

Installed: jtablet_1.2.4~svn134_i386.deb (previous versions removed)
Tested: - Status Diagnosis shows version and Loaded. Pen pressure is either 0 or 1. Mouse works initially but once a stylus is used it ignores a mouse. - Shows Jtablet v: could not load. At the bottom is an error message truncated by the window and no wrap. - !window shows Jtablet version not loaded.

My system:
Ubuntu Linux 10.04.1

$ java -version
java version "1.6.0_18"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.8.1) (6b18-1.8.1-0ubuntu1)
OpenJDK Client VM (build 16.0-b13, mixed mode, sharing)

$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 5543:0005 UC-Logic Technology Corp. Genius MousePen 8x6 Tablet

Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100915 Ubuntu/10.04 (lucid) Firefox/3.6.10
dorothyblueeyes (Oct 21, 2010)
Wonderful,I should have paid attention to the note"experimental",as usual,getting "experiments" is not my idea of a good time,when it does not work,and I decide to go tech crazy,trying to get one of these to work. You know what?Forget all the experiments; I'm tired of them.You guys can do them,and I want to use the standards that are tried and true,and that's it. I did not buy High Definition tv,and I'm going to leave all the "experiments" to the lab guys,cause they have the time to spend on them. Tjhanks!!!! :)
marcello (Oct 21, 2010)
What's not working? What issues are you having?
oneironaut (edited Nov 19, 2010)
Woot! It works for me on Linux, finally (almost).

I've tested it in the Jtablet2 test applet, Oekaki Shi-Painter, Lascaux and Sketcher.

In the Test applet it works as expected.
In Sketcher it Works as expected.
In Oekaki Shi-Painter and Lascaux the pressure sensitivity buttons become available but when enabled the tool reacts as if the input is static (There is no variance in response to pressure).

Does Lascaux work for anyone with the alpha?

JTablet Alpha Release For Linux.
itchymonkey (edited Nov 20, 2010)
@oneironaut; i have slightly different hardware and platforms
wacom bamboo tablet
ubuntu 10.04 64bit with closed source java1.6.? firefox 3.6.12
test applet----PS works tho picks up eraser as stylus
lascaux--- works bit skitish (lascuax freeze after 5-10 mins ---64 bit java issue id say--win 7 64 the same
shi==== nothing i can see(goes for all platforms am i missing something?]
chibi----works same as lascaux possible wacom driver prob
sketcher not tested
karmic 32bit similar results i think ----its starting to get hard to remember
win 7 64 bit
all works as expected apart from shi and the lascaux freeze
PClinuxos 32 bit closed source java .deb converted .rpm by aliens
test applet-- seems pick something up but does show any pressure variance
works with lasx and chibi same as ubuntu..... no lascx freeze here tho
sketcher worked with 0.9 i expect it should wiht 2
marcello (Nov 20, 2010)
does lascaux freeze after 5-10 minutes if you don't have JTablet installed?
oneironaut (edited Nov 21, 2010)
Damn, itch, you make me feel lucky. With or without jtablet I don't get any freeze.

You listed four different OS. Are those all on one box or multiple machines?

The closest thing to a freeze for me when the jtablet alpha warning and the heap warning occur at once (I believe this is the actual cause) . On these occasions the the applet halts, the warning window is blank and cannot be closed without closing the browser itself.

In spite of suspecting that it is redundant (because they share the same JRE), I test each applet and jtablet in multiple browsers (Opera, Firefox and Chrome).

I was curious if anyone running linux and the Jtablet2 has proper function in Lascaux.
itchymonkey (Nov 22, 2010)
marcello first time was more like an hour in with no jtablet in ubuntu64 then short time in win7with jtab(worked previously)
i 'll get back to you on this lots of weird java shit happenin
, heh one advantage in multple systems theres a good chance one might work;p
two machines ,one dual boot +usb but yeah theres more than four......
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