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[6]: Java apps?
by pantheraleo on Wed 29th Jun 2011 20:20 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Java apps?"
pantheraleo
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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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RE[7]: Java apps?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 29th Jun 2011 20:35 in reply to "RE[6]: Java apps?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

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


Absolutely true. I think QT apps on mac are pretty sad looking. The platform simply isn't a priority for Nokia.

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