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By Mark Murphy, CommonsWare • Issue #11 • View online
This week, we look at loading images, RadioGroup, and Jetpack Compose… on the desktop?!?

One Off the Stack, One Off the Slack
You’ve got questions. That’s understandable!
How do I load url into Image into DrawImage?
Composable Commentary
Posts, videos, and other new information related to Jetpack Compose!
Jetpack Compose... on the Desktop
Exploring Jetpack Compose: RadioGroup
Jetpack Compose: Theme and Typography
Building UI with Compose
Jetpack Compose: Twitter UI
Resource Roundup
100% pure code!
GitHub - ahmedrizwan/JetpackComposeTwitter
...And One More Thing
The Compose team has made no secret of the fact that Compose itself is fairly independent of Android. This week’s discovery of a nascent Compose-on-the-desktop project just underscores the point.
It will be interesting to see who comes up with other uses for Compose. That could be supporting other platforms (Web? Fuchsia? something new?). That could be supporting composition for things beyond the UI.
The biggest risk is change. We have no formal documentation or specification around Compose, nor do we have any formal API for what Compose expects from a platform. Clearly, these are early days, and so some of that might come with time. But it would be easier for a Google engineer to play with Compose for another platform than it would be for you or I to do the same. If Google wants this sort of experimentation by third parties, hopefully they will formalize how this works, so third parties know what is stable/supported and what is not.
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Mark Murphy, CommonsWare

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