Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th May 2007 10:08 UTC, submitted by Ford Prefect
Java Sun Microsystems has announced the release of an open-source version of its Java Development Kit for Java Platform Standard Edition. Sun has contributed the software to the OpenJDK Community as free software under the GNU GPLv2. Sun also announced that OpenJDK-based implementations can use the JCK (Java SE 6 Technical Compatibility Kit) to establish compatibility with the Java SE 6 specification. OpenBSD has already started importing the release.
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Does a good IDE exist yet
by Nycran on Wed 9th May 2007 14:36 UTC
Nycran
Member since:
2006-02-06

A question for Java developers: Does there exist an IDE for Java that can make building a GUI app as painless and quick as building an app in .NET? My experience from a few years ago was that, whilst Java is fantastic for server based apps, it kinda sucks for rapid desktop application development. If there's still a problem here it would be great if the community can address it.

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RE: Does a good IDE exist yet
by kap1 on Wed 9th May 2007 14:47 in reply to "Does a good IDE exist yet"
kap1 Member since:
2006-05-12

yup its now just as easy to make GUI, with new features built into netbeans and tons of plugins for eclipse.

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RE: Does a good IDE exist yet
by andrewg on Wed 9th May 2007 15:28 in reply to "Does a good IDE exist yet"
andrewg Member since:
2005-07-06

The latest version of Netbeans is brilliant. Before it was an absolute pain for anyone used to MS style GUI creation. Now you just drag & drop components and matisse magically takes care of all the container stuff for you but you still get all the power of Swing. Components automatically align and space themselves removing a lot of drudgery of VB style drag & drop.

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RE: Does a good IDE exist yet
by mheath on Wed 9th May 2007 15:30 in reply to "Does a good IDE exist yet"
mheath Member since:
2007-04-24

I would argue that using Matisse under NetBeans is better than anything I've used with Visual Studio for creating GUIs. NetBeans is open-source as well.

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