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Re: [vox] what java compiler to use?
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Re: [vox] what java compiler to use?

Have you seen wxPerl?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rod Roark" <rod@sunsetsystems.com>
To: <vox@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Friday, July 18, 2003 6:47 PM
Subject: Re: [vox] what java compiler to use?

IDE-wise I like Eclipse a lot.  But you still need a JDK.


Every time I look at Java licensing I get a headache.  I
never really understood it.  Partly for that reason, but 
mostly due to the bugginess of various Java implementations,
I avoid it for my own stuff but do write and maintain Java
apps for clients.  Hell even my cellphone runs Java and is
slow and crash-prone.

I used to like Java, but the hassles that I patiently waited
for solutions to never ended.  The fact is, nobody needs it.
I'm using Perl more now than I ever thought I would... it's
portable, practical, powerful and mature.  And if you want
to write tight/fast/cross-platform GUI apps, there are
plenty of tools out there (wxWindows, Qt, ...).  Oh and PHP
rocks for web stuff.


Rod Roark, Sunset Systems     http://www.sunsetsystems.com/
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On Friday 18 July 2003 02:44 pm, Charles McLaughlin wrote:
> I've noticed that there are several Java compilers and IDE's out there.
> One of the reasons I use Linux is that most of the time I think that
> free/open source  software makes a lot of sense.  I've used the JDK on
> Windows in the past, but now that I'm more "enlightened" I am not sure
> if I want to use the JDK.  I haven't read the JDK software license, but
> it looks scary.  I could click "ok" and disregard it, or I could look or
> a "free" Java environment.  But it looks like the "free" Java compilers
> can't keep up with the JDK in terms of features and compatibility.
> So... I am curious what Java compiler or IDE y'all use and if you even
> care about licensing, etc.
> Charles

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