I'm starting to learn how to create simple JAVA desktop applications using NetBeans 6.9.1. But when I create a new project, I get a disclaimer that reads:
"Note that JSR-296 (Swing Application Framework) is no longer developed and will not become part of the official Java Development Kit as was originally planned. You can still use the Swing Application Framework library as it is, but no further development is expected.
If you are looking for a Swing-based application framework, consider using the NetBeans Platform platform.netbeans.org, which is a full-featured platform suitable for creating complex and scalable desktop applications. The Platform contains APIs that simplify the handling of windows, actions, files, and many other typical application elements."
Does this mean I should stay away from Swing since it will no longer be "official?" What should I focus on? Please explain what NetBeans means by "consider using the NetBeans Platform."