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 20:08 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Java apps?"
pantheraleo
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2007-03-07

I was really hoping that Java on osx would be insanely great due to the closer integration


Java is insanely great on OS X. As my first screenshot of the Java based financial management software Moneydance shows. The issue wasn't with Java, it was with Java developers who were not familiar with Macs, and didn't bother learning about how to set Apple's specific widget properties in order to rounded search boxes, brushed metal look, brushed metal style buttons, etc. Since most Java developers didn't have have Macs, they didn't spend anytime at all tweaking their apps for OS X. As a result, most Java apps on OS X use the older default Aqua look instead of the newer gray look. And they use the older Aqua style buttons instead of the newer style. Java supports the newer styles. But you have to enable them by passing properties to Java.

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RE[5]: Java apps?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 29th Jun 2011 20:12 in reply to "RE[4]: Java apps?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

No that might be great, but not insanely so. Java was supposed to be write once, run everywhere. I was hoping it wouldn't require any additional effort from developers. That a crappy app on windows ( due to the Java Gui problems) would be automatically awesome on the mac, due to the tweaks that Apple would make to the Java virtual machine.

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

Java was supposed to be write once, run everywhere. I was hoping it wouldn't require any additional effort from developers.


It is write once, run anywhere with the cross platform GUI that gives you the same look and feel on all platforms. But obviously, you have to do some GUI tweaking if you want app that meets user expectations when it comes to look and feel on each platform.

That a crappy app on windows ( due to the Java Gui problems) would be automatically awesome on the mac, due to the tweaks that Apple would make to the Java virtual machine.


Java looks pretty native on Windows these days. Crappy apps are almost always the fault of the developer. Not of Java itself.

And as long as you are on the subject of Kdevelop, I'd have to say Java on OS X achieves better look and feel / system integration than QT does. All QT apps I have seen on OS X look pretty awful

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