I am just adding a reply to this thread to bump it to the top. It took me over an hour to find this thread, and it appears to be the best intro to using jogl still. If there is something better, please point it out.
Better yet, please add docs to the JOGL home page. It appears JOGL is ready for more than hard-core java developers to start using it, folks such as myself who just want to dive in to using in without much fooling around. But without docs, getting started becomes an adventure on its own. I'd rather spend the time more productively.
Thanks for your work. It is much appreciated.