Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2007 22:27 UTC
Java "Although the .NET vs. Java war is basically over for control of the Windows desktop, where .NET is sure to become the managed language of choice for new Windows desktop applications, there is a new battle brewing. That battle is for the Linux desktop. Now that Java has been open sourced under the GPL, even the most strict of the 'free software only' distributions can start bundling it and integrating it into their Linux distributions out of the box."
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The problem with that Evans survey
by miguel on Thu 8th Mar 2007 01:54 UTC
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The results from that particular Evans survey seem bogus, the same results placed "Avalon" at two digit usage in the Spring of 2005 (???).

The report has other anomalies, for instance Windows.Forms does not appear on the table of GUI toolkits used (where Swing comes ahead) but GTK+ shows up in the list. Probably the question was "GUI toolkit s for cross platform development".

In the actual cumulative table the results for Swing are not very good (page 195), and the results are pretty consistent.


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