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Java Ide and editor for linux

pras patel

Joined: Oct 28, 2000
Posts: 4
Is there any other Ide or editor for java than visual age for linux. Can I use enmacs as i editor for java with the indentation and colouring.
Adrian Yan
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Joined: Oct 02, 2000
Posts: 688
You can use emacs, with JDE, and Java Editor Extension that allows you to edit java program.
I believe Jbuilder has a verion for linux as well.
erich brant
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Joined: Sep 27, 2000
Posts: 246
Sun has a product called forte that is free and open source forte is at top of page next to java.

Ryan Black

Joined: Dec 03, 2000
Posts: 1
Hello ,
Is there any other ide available for linux coz forte cannot be download since there are some server problems at sun's site, to my knowledge there are some python scripts which enable enmacs to indent and colour java as well as c++ code.
Also which is the better jdk among blackdown,ibm,kaffe,sun.
I have been using blackdown also download kaffe but not tried it.
Frank Carver

Joined: Jan 07, 1999
Posts: 6920
I don't know about Linux IDEs since I use Windows-hosted IDEs (Kawa, Textpad) writing to a shared SAMBA filesystem for all my Linux/Java development.
However, I can say that in my server-side experiments, Sun's JDK1.3 for Linux comes out four times faster in execution than Kaffe. I was astonished! I've not bothered with IBMs JDK due to the large number of faults and puzzles I've heard about it, but Blackdown seems a serious contender.

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Bobby Sam

Joined: Dec 10, 2000
Posts: 1
I have download forte for linux and have found problem with a flag setting "-Xm96xm -Xss1024k" saying that ill-legal argument. By removing the -Xss1024k it gives an exception. I have also tried changing it to "-Xm64xm" coz I have 64mb ram, and also tried removing the "-Xss1023" setting the result is the same.
Jeroen Wenting
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Joined: Oct 12, 2000
Posts: 5093
JBuilder 4 is available on Win32, linux and Solaris now, and is supposed to also work on MacOSX.

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