Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What's new in Makagiga 3.8.7? (alpha, unstable)

You can download the latest alpha snapshot here:

Main window

  • Tab on top like in Firefox 4 ;)
  • Main tool bar is now hidden by default
  • Tab colors (a small line above tab title)


  • Widgets on tab bar
  • Removed "Show Widgets" button (you can still press the F5 key to show/hide widgets)
  • Internet Search panel is now available as widget
  • Improved support for drop shadow plugin

Look and feel preview

Updated Substance plugin

Thursday, August 5, 2010

OpenJDK: Slooow user interface?

Try to run Makagiga (or any other Java/Swing application) with the "sun.java2d.pmoffscreen" option turned off.

Method 1:

$ export _JAVA_OPTIONS='-Dsun.java2d.pmoffscreen=false'
$ makagiga

You should notice an extra "Picked up _JAVA_OPTIONS" message.

Method 2:

$ java -Dsun.java2d.pmoffscreen=false -jar /path/to/makagiga.jar