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That custom Swing layout manager is a standard Java layout manager since Java 6, released in 2006.

https://docs.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/api/javax/swing/GroupL...

Sun prototyped it on Netbeans, made it open source and then when everyone was happy, it became yet another layout manager available in any Java compliant platform.

That is the whole point of a layout manager engine, they are extensible.

Which is why project Houdini is having a layout engine APIs as well.

https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2016/05/houdini#la...




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