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Old 02-23-2005, 10:56 AM   #1
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Java development environment - suggestions

Can anyone suggest to me a good program for developing java applications in linux? I use JCreator in windows, so anything with a similar interface/functionality would be excellent.

Old 02-23-2005, 11:30 AM   #2
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I use Eclipse ( but it is a bit bulky and runs slow on slower systems. It supports various plug-ins and is a great environment. There is also BlueJ, it is small and lightweight. But I don't really think it is all that great of a development tool. It has very limited features.

You could also just use emacs and javac. That works great as well...

Old 02-23-2005, 11:38 AM   #3
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NetBeans IDE
Old 04-02-2009, 03:26 PM   #4
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Watch out for NetBeans I tried it on a Ubuntu(Hardy)/PowerPC combination and it didn't work.

I use Eclipse.
Old 04-03-2009, 04:48 AM   #5
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Eclipse or "jedit".

Jedit is a very nice Java editor written in Java - a little less IDE-ish, a little more editor-like.
Old 04-03-2009, 07:15 AM   #6
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I would bet on Eclipse.
Old 04-04-2009, 03:05 AM   #7
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One word of advice if you are going to use eclipse with SWT.

Make sure the org.eclipse.swt that you download is the same version as the libswt installable via package manager.

In Ubuntu (Hardy) it's version 3.2 not the latest version.


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