Linked by martini on Wed 29th Jun 2011 09:50 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation OpenJDK had been released as GA for OS/2 and eComStaion. This allows eCS-OS2 users to run modern Java apps on their platform. The development is open source and had been in part sponsored by donations of the community.
Thread beginning with comment 479085
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Java apps?
by Ventajou on Wed 29th Jun 2011 15:38 UTC
Ventajou
Member since:
2006-10-31

Years ago, java desktop apps looked ugly and slow on a Windows desktop. Ever since, I've pretty much avoided anything I knew was written in Java.

What are things like nowadays? Does any of you actually have some Java apps they can't live without?

Reply Score: 1

RE: Java apps?
by twitterfire on Wed 29th Jun 2011 15:42 in reply to "Java apps?"
twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

Years ago, java desktop apps looked ugly and slow on a Windows desktop. Ever since, I've pretty much avoided anything I knew was written in Java.

What are things like nowadays?


Still ugly and slow. At least the apps that I tested myself, namely Vuze, Open Office and Eclipse.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[2]: Java apps?
by noisedeli on Wed 29th Jun 2011 16:28 in reply to "RE: Java apps?"
noisedeli Member since:
2011-06-29

Is OpenOffice written in Java? I thought it was written in C++.

And I don't agree that Eclipse is slow. I use it as my primary IDE (even for non-Java development) and love it. No, it won't set any speed records, but what IDE does when you include all of its plugins?

Regarding the subject of the article: I loved OS/2 way back, and still have copies of Connect and Warp lying around. Maybe I'll set them up again and install Java.

Nah...

Reply Parent Score: 0

RE[2]: Java apps?
by pantheraleo on Wed 29th Jun 2011 17:23 in reply to "RE: Java apps?"
pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

Still ugly and slow. At least the apps that I tested myself, namely Vuze, Open Office and Eclipse.


OpenOffice is not written in Java. It's written in C++. It has Java dependencies only for scripting purposes.

And as far as Eclipse... You started up Visual Studio .NET lately? All IDEs are slow.

Blaming Java for this is just ignorance, or anti-Java sentiment on your part.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE: Java apps?
by Tom9729 on Thu 30th Jun 2011 03:12 in reply to "Java apps?"
Tom9729 Member since:
2008-12-09

Heh, does Minecraft count?

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE: Java apps?
by pantheraleo on Thu 30th Jun 2011 04:06 in reply to "Java apps?"
pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

Does any of you actually have some Java apps they can't live without?


I can't live without Intellij IDEA, which is the best programmer's IDE ever created. Also, I'm not a Ruby on Rails developer, but I do know several Ruby on Rails developers who swear by RubyMine, an IDE for Ruby on Rails development that is written in Java. I also know several PHP developers who love PhpStorm, again, written in Java.

Reply Parent Score: 2