Lists of packages
Posted Apr 7, 2005 13:07 UTC (Thu) by mjw
In reply to: A shame
Parent article: GCJ - past, present, and future
try counting packages in the distribution you're running right now, omitting compilers and libraries. You'll find thousands of C, hundreds of C++, and a bare handful of Perl, Python, Scheme, OCaml, and what-have-you. That is as it should be.
I think that is a fair comment. Compared to the rest of the GNU system the support for the java programming language is just maturing. For the free software distributions we will certainly rely on the more traditional languages for years to come.
To see what we get from adding support for the java programming language to the different distributions you can take a look at:
Mostly compilers and libraries at the moment.
For writing new free software desktop applications in the java programming language I would recommend looking into the java-gnome bindings. Then you can hook up with much more traditional free software libraries. Not just Gnome/GTK+, but also cairo, dbus, gstreamer, etc.
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