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funny. didn't find it particularly cute at all and judging from all the big name companies (ibm, oracle - basicly everyone but microsoft) that believe in linux/java combination - you'd have a hard time convincing large group of people that java doesn't have much of a place with linux while moving to a .net society.
but hey - i could be wrong. which is likely since you appear from most posts to be right most of the time...
What would be interesting though is to ask why acid has such a problem with Java. Apart from it's slowness in comparison to native apps, what's to dislike about write-once run-anywhere code?
i've tried it loads. and made it work just fine loads. i just hate swing. Mind you though I couldn't name a single application actually written in java that's had any commercial success to speak off. am i missing some?
Java, if it continues developing at it's current rate - and as much as you hate swing, you must admit it's significantly better than AWT? - then it will become a major language of the future that could considerably shrink the size of the microsoft monoply, meaning in turn, better hardware and commercial software support for Linux. Why else do you think Gates has engaged in the legal battle with Sun? Because Write-Once Run-Anywhere code removes the Applications Barrier to Entry, that is companies don't support smaller operating systems with software, and the operating systems are small because they have limited support.
A number of universities have switched to Java as the main programming language for Computer Science courses, so the lack of majorly successful apps we see at the moment will be solved in a matter of time as the number of Java developers increases.
Anyway, this is beside the point of the original post. That app looks pretty cool, I'll be downloading later.
Originally posted by acid_kewpie i've tried it loads. and made it work just fine loads. i just hate swing. Mind you though I couldn't name a single application actually written in java that's had any commercial success to speak off. am i missing some?
Depends on how you define "commercial success".
I know of several Java applications that are *heavily*
used, but they never have been sold since they are
"in-house" applications, mostly in the banking environment,
either developed and maintained within the bank, or
having been contracted out.
The only Java-app that I use every now and then is
limewire, though :}