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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RE: Only Two Choices?
by unavowed on Thu 8th Mar 2007 00:31 UTC in reply to "Only Two Choices?"
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2006-03-23

I share the sentiment about the GTK bindings. Sadly, even though there used to be decent ones at http://java-gnome.sourceforge.net/, lately the new maintainers have started a rewrite which seems very closely coupled to GNOME. Might be worth informing them that really a lot of people would like to use Java and GTK but not GNOME...

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RE[2]: Only Two Choices?
by Doc Pain on Thu 8th Mar 2007 00:45 in reply to "RE: Only Two Choices?"
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2006-10-08

"I share the sentiment about the GTK bindings. [...] lately the new maintainers have started a rewrite which seems very closely coupled to GNOME. Might be worth informing them that really a lot of people would like to use Java and GTK but not GNOME..."

Yes, Gtk is fine, especially with C. Java offers a lot of higher level functionalities than C does, and Gtk is a viable and fast toolkit. So I hope there will be an improvement that does not rely strictly on Gnome, but will be more generic.

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RE[2]: Only Two Choices?
by ma_d on Thu 8th Mar 2007 01:31 in reply to "RE: Only Two Choices?"
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2005-06-29

That's probably true. A lot of people do choose Gtk because of how nicely it can be integrated into a non-Gnome desktop.

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