Interview: Lucian Langa, gnoduino lead developer
Sep 04, 2011, 14:01 (0 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to floss4science for this link.
"Lucian: Well as I said before arduino IDE is a great product
but we think that Java implementation…., ahh well it could be
done better. Jave IDEs generally yield very poor performance, it
will probably run ok on modern computers, but on older computers it
won't be that enjoyable an experience. Keep in mind that hobbyists
(and most of people interested in Arduino not always have state of
the art computers to say the least). Also it is not always easy to
get Java setup and run properly on different architectures eg.
Loongson MIPS CPU.
"Desktop integration, starting up the IDE, you seem to be taken
into the past, while main window seems fine (read: familiar with
Arduino), menus and dialogs seems like an ancient X application, no
icons, no shortcuts, no any decent file open dialog."