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Desktop is an application framework for Scala on the desktop, including support for Swing. It is (C)opyright 2013–2020 by Hanns Holger Rutz. All rights reserved. Desktop is released under the GNU Lesser General Public License v2.1+ and comes with absolutely no warranties. To contact the author, send an e-mail to contact at

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To link to this library:

"de.sciss" %% "desktop" % v

Furthermore, if you want to support a particular platform, also add some of the following:

"de.sciss" %% "desktop-mac" % v
"de.sciss" %% "desktop-linux" % v

The current version v is "0.11.3".


This project builds with sbt against Scala 2.13, 2.12, Dotty. The last version to support Scala 2.11 was 0.10.4.

To build sub project "desktop-mac", you need either OS X with Apple's EAWT extensions, or otherwise the dummy OrangeExtensions are used.

Note that as of 0.10.5, you need Java 9 or newer to compile; however the library can still be used on Java 8. Java 9 is needed to compile support for Java 9 java.awt.Desktop API.

Some demos are available through sbt desktop/test:run. For Mac specific demos, sbt desktop-mac/test:run. Note that when you run on JDK 11 on macOS, it will use the Java 9 API instead of EAWT.


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