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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."

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