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Linux Journal: Developing GNOME Applications with Java

Jun 01, 2005, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])

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"The original announcement of the GNOME Desktop Project in 1997 stated the following intention, 'to use GTK/Scheme bindings for coding small utilities and applications.' Since then, the GNOME development platform has provided tools to develop using several alternatives to C. C++, Java, Perl and Python all are supported by the official GNOME distribution. In addition, the Mono Project provides tools necessary for developing GNOME applications using the C# programming language. All of these options are becoming quite popular. The GNOME interfaces for many of the system configuration tools for the Fedora Project, for example, are written in Python, and many new applications are being written in C#. This article describes how to create GNOME applications using the free Java compiler from the GNU Compiler Collection. Although this article focuses on Java, the techniques described revolve around the GLADE User Interface Builder and may be used with any of the bindings supported by the GNOME Project..."

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