On Friday 15 April 2005 01:25 pm, Christoph Steinbeck wrote:
> Egon Willighagen wrote:
> > some interesting reading material:
> > http://lwn.net/Articles/130796/
> > Any using gcj for CDK by any chance?
> The only advantage would be to have a "regular" executable, instead of
> a jar file. This might increase usability for Joe User.
More importantly: it would make the whole usage of CDK truely open source...
now will still require the proprietary Sun JVM.
> Speed is not an issue, as is stated in the above article.
> So, the advantages are quite limited and considering the hassles
> arrising from learning to use this "new way of compiling" and
> discovering what is all not supported after two days... I don't know.
> Maybe I'm too negative here :-)
Well, I haven't made the transition yet, so ...
> PS: I guess, Swing is not supported?!?
There are Java bindings for SWT, Gnome, KDE... Only partial Swing, but there
are many free alternatives... there is even a SWT-based stand-in for Swing...