After several weeks of hard work, the next beta has been released. You can read all about it at the ThinWire Blog. The main two things are the ability to change the style of each component or the entire application at a global level through a properties file, and a major performance enhancement minimizing client-server traffic.
My main contribution to this release is the RangeComponent interface and two component implementations of this interface: Slider and ProgressBar. The progress bar is very useful for providing feedback to the user while your application is doing some sort of processing. The slider is used for selecting a numeric value from a specified range of values.
As this release was mainly about style, I have revamped the look of ThinWire Mail (my demo application built in my spare time). Today we are also announcing live demos of ThinWire, so you can click here to try out ThinWire Mail without having to download anything.