I'm wrapping up a handwriting text entry app for Linux now, and soon I'll turn my attention to what I want - a general Ink/text based PIM (that's what led me to doing the handwriting thing first - the support isn't there yet on Linux).
So, for the near future, how big is the footprint of apps built on the Netbeans platform, as opposed to, say, the OpenOffice.org platform? Of course, if I add 60G of app, it will be at least that big, but what can you say about the footprint of a NetBeans based app (in a few words, anyway). I am really interested.
Hello Bret, I believe that the footprint is quiet low. I've seen netbeans in action, and I've seen projects built on top of it, and it's quiet small. Don't know how it is compared to open office though.
I'm not familiar with the OpenOffice platform, and unfortunately I do most of my work on a windows platform, so I can't comment on performance on *Nix platforms.
Try NetBeans 6.0 or 6.1. There should be a number of sample RCP applications on the update centers. Generate one of the samples and run and check it out. From what I've seen, memory footprint is quite good, especially NetBeans 6 using JDK 6.
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