Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Jul 2006 19:59 UTC, submitted by gunnarsl
Qt "Trolltech today released an initial technology preview of Qt Jambi to its commercial customers and the open source community for testing and feedback. Qt Jambi is a prototype technology that enables Java developers to utilize Qt."
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RE[2]: QT needs this for growth
by karolus on Sat 29th Jul 2006 13:58 UTC in reply to "RE: QT needs this for growth"
karolus
Member since:
2006-06-13

> and Java gets another attractive, viable GUI
> alternative.

Tell me the other one :-)

well "Swing" ? ;)
And dont say its slow or difficult - because its not ! ;)

IMHO Java doesnt need QT as Swing is good enough. But the more choises we have the better.

<dream on>Maby KDE will adopt java after Gnome adopt mono.. <dream off> ;)

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RE[3]: QT needs this for growth
by Morty on Sat 29th Jul 2006 14:50 in reply to "RE[2]: QT needs this for growth"
Morty Member since:
2005-07-06

IMHO Java doesnt need QT as Swing is good enough.

Well even if it's good enough, it's always room for something better. And comparing what you hear from developers working with Swing to what you hear from developers using Qt, I'd say it's a need for it too. And if you consider the fact that Trolltech is a commercial company, and they would not have developed this if they did not think some customers would buy it. So they obviously think there is a need.

But the more choises we have the better.
True.

<dream on>Maby KDE will adopt java after Gnome adopt mono.. <dream off> ;)
Perhaps it's rather time to wake up. There has been stable and up to date Java support in KDE for years, since KDE 2.2 or 2.1. That the bindings have seen minimal use, I think is more an indication that Java programmers are not interrested and that the Qt/C++ combination are so powerfull that Java gives minimal gain. Perhaps if Sun had paid developers to write and hype KDE/Java applications it may have seen higher usage. It may be that the official Trolltech bindings and eventual KDE addons to those, will give rise to Java apps in KDE.

Edited 2006-07-29 14:52

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dimosd Member since:
2006-02-10

Maby KDE will adopt java after Gnome adopt mono...

Perhaps it's rather time to wake up. There has been stable and up to date Java support in KDE for years, since KDE 2.2 or 2.1. That the bindings have seen minimal use, I think is more an indication that Java programmers are not interrested and that the Qt/C++ combination are so powerfull that Java gives minimal gain.


I don't get it... if there are already Java bindings for KDE, then what is this QT Jambi about? Can anyone who knows explain?

Anyway, KDE apps written in Java sounds good to me. Middle ground between Python and C++, could be useful for a certain class of applications. No Mono/.NET disputes either! I think this would be interesting not so much for Java programmers interested in KDE, but more about (potential) KDE programmers interested in Java/.NET kind of languages.

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segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

IMHO Java doesnt need QT as Swing is good enough. But the more choises we have the better.

Well, that's your opinion. However, the reason why Trolltech has done so well is because of alternative cross platform GUI APIs like Swing.

Edited 2006-07-29 17:12

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