Hello n,

Tuesday, May 29, 2007, 1:56:39 PM, you wrote:

>> I am wanting to write a gui frontend to pkg_cutleaves.  I see that it is
>> just a simple perl script so, it would be quite simple to just put a gtk
>> frontend on it and call it a day.  However, I am starting to write a
>> good amount of code in java and was wondering what others think about
>> java as the de-facto gui standard on the BSD desktop.

> For what it's worth, I think Java should be far more present in the
> FreeBSD at least as far as desktop is concerned and it's a good
> alternative to Qt/Tk/Gtk for GUI applications. Java is a fine serious
> programming language whose strongest selling point a long time ago
> ceased to be "write once, run anywhere".

> Just my .02,

I would say Python would be more suitable (smaller, faster), plus it's
installed by default on quite a few *nix OS.

Best regards,

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