Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 18:22 UTC, submitted by arooaroo
Java "As mentioned in part 1, Java 6 has to please end-users but it must also appeal to developers in order to make those killer desktop applications. I think that many GUI developers will agree that the Swing API is very powerful and flexible. That said, many feel it's too difficult and ultimately question its ability to deliver a robust desktop application (for a reasonable cost - whether that be monetary or mental!) As promised, I shall offer an overview to what Java 6 will offer developers to ease them towards putting Java on the desktop."
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Flash and Javascript are now the standard for rich web front-ends and .NET is the preferred toolkit for windows.

The main 2 reasons for that is that they are all easy on the eye and are pretty simple to use.

Java for desktop was until now over engineered and its looks disliked by end users....

SUN should spend their resources on something else.

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