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RE: [Toad-devel] Language?

From: Garner, Robin
Subject: RE: [Toad-devel] Language?
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2003 13:47:26 +1000

Umm ... just because the Sun jre & jdk isn't free shouldn't mean that we
can't write free software in java.  There are free compilers and jvms out
there.  Just need to be careful about the APIs used.

I think Java would be a good choice - in fact what else is there that runs
on Unix, Windows and Mac and has a good looking and high performance GUI on
all ?


-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Finney [mailto:address@hidden
Sent: Thursday, 3 April 2003 10:53
To: Toad-devel
Subject: Re: [Toad-devel] Language?

On 02-Apr-2003, Ben Finney wrote:
> I have some rudimentary classes done in Python.  I am intending to use
> the wxPython library (an interface to wxWindows) to make a GUI
> interface that can run on *nix, Windows and Mac.

In answer to questions about Java:  Sun has disqualified Java as a
viable platform for free software development, by attaching restrictive
licensing to all revisions after Java 1.1 that prevent free software

The Debian Java FAQ explores the issues of free software Java
implementations in some detail:


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