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swing in the market?

Alan Hermin
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Joined: Feb 16, 2006
Posts: 290
hi.. i want to know if there are desktop applications in the market that use java swing...
i think if we are need Desktop applications we should use vb or c#, isn't that right?
Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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VB won't run on my Linux machines at all, and I have serious misgivings about Mono being able to run GUI apps reliably - I haven't yet seen any C# Linux apps.

On the other hand, I use the LBE LDAP Browser/Editor often under both Windows and Linux - it's a Swing app. So is my EJBWizard ( Or, if you prefer something major, there's apps such as ArgoUML ( which not only is a Swing app, but thanks to Java WebStart can keep itself updated automatically - unlike traditional Windows apps.

An IDE is no substitute for an Intelligent Developer.
Mark Herschberg

Joined: Dec 04, 2000
Posts: 6037
Does VB run on Mac's yet?

A Java shop, even if running PC's, might still prefer to have apps in Java.

I think Java is still quite useful on a desktop--although it's still probably a fairly religious decision.

Jeroen T Wenting
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Joined: Apr 21, 2006
Posts: 1847
VB runs on Windows only.
Of course you can install Windows on the latest generation Intel based Macs.

I agree. Here's the link:
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