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.
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RE[4]: Java apps?
by pantheraleo on Wed 29th Jun 2011 19:48 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Java apps?"
pantheraleo
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2007-03-07

Kdevelop... nice and fast!


KDevelop is maybe 10% as powerful as Eclipse, NetBeans, or IDEA? Seriously, Kdevelop is a toy compared to any of the big three Java IDEs. It doesn't have nearly the features or capabilities

But seriously, Java GUI's are pretty bad. I can't think of a good one.


You just haven't looked at the right GUIs then. The following are all pure Java apps, using Swing. I would say these GUIs are up to par with any native application, wouldn't you?

http://www.techteam.gr/mac/screenshots/12094.jpg

http://www.ultramixer.com/products/res/pics/screenshot-ultramixer-3...

http://gopaultech.com/wp-content/images/looking_glass.jpg

http://sourceforge.net/dbimage.php?id=36036

http://www.jug-bb.de/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/netbeans67beta_osx....

Again, I think you just haven't looked at the right applications if you think all Java GUIs are pretty bad.

Edited 2011-06-29 19:51 UTC

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RE[5]: Java apps?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 29th Jun 2011 20:10 in reply to "RE[4]: Java apps?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Kdevelop is as much of an IDE as I need. A "More powerful" Ide doesn't do me any good if it consumes too much memory, is too slow, and suffers from stability and display integrity problems.

Now that I think of it, Slick edit is also incredibly fast, or was when I last used it six years ago.


Also you're sending me screen shots. I didn't mean they look bad, just that they perform poorly. Native applications run with in virtual machines run smoother than java applications on local host.

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RE[6]: Java apps?
by pantheraleo on Wed 29th Jun 2011 20:15 in reply to "RE[5]: Java apps?"
pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

Kdevelop is as much of an IDE as I need. A "More powerful" Ide doesn't do me any good if it consumes too much memory, is too slow, and suffers from stability and display integrity problems.


How much memory is too much? IDEA on my system typically uses around 200 Mb. I don't think that's bad for an IDE. And I've seen Firefox use more than that at times. Also, I don't have any slowness or stability problems with it either. It's a a little slow to start-up because of all the plugin modules it loads. But once it is running, it's plenty fast.

I didn't mean they look bad, just that they perform poorly. Native applications run with in virtual machines run smoother than java applications on local host.


That hasn't been true for a long time now. The only time Java is really slower is on application start-up. Once the application is running, they are just about as fast as native applications.

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