JavaOne 2001 BOF ReportThis report is taken from a post by Mark Fernau to the Java3D interest list.
Here are the notes I took from a brief preview of what *might* be included in Java3D 1.4. In general with this release they are "taking off the covers" and looking to add some major functionality. They are using the Java Community Review process and are in the process of submitting a JSR for Java3D 1.4. Other Java3D releases since 1.0 have been maintenance releases in Java Community Review language while 1.4 will be a full release (specification?). Because of the process, J3D 1.4 is required to be backward-compatible with previous / existing versions of Java3D. They'd have to go to J3D 2.0 to remove that requirement and this is *not* the plan.
Michael Schulman spoke briefly (during which I walked in) and then introduced Doug Twilleager who is the Java3D 1.4 specification lead. Here are my notes from the 15 minute presentation:
Possible Directions & Features for 1.4
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