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From Fernando Cassia <>
Subject Re: Rewrite AOO in JAVA
Date Mon, 27 Aug 2012 00:45:11 GMT
On Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 8:29 PM, Dave Fisher <> wrote:

> >  and worthless tripe to ever show its disgusting face on the 'net.
> I completely disagree with this statement. Java is wonderful on the
> server-side it is possible to write webapps that truly work on all types of
> servers.

Agree. And it´s possible to write great desktop Java apps too -if written
from scratch using current Java6+ APIs. The worst Java apps were the ones
done with AWT back in the Java 1.1-1.4 days -at a time when most PCs also
lacked the horsepower to run em- or attempts to port C/C++ apps to Java...

Some examples of current, nice client-side desktop apps that I usually
install on my systems...:

1. Jitsi (VOIP and video-conference client and Skype alternative for Linux
and Windows - supports SIP, Google Chat, AIM, Jabber , you name it...)

2. SweetHome 3D
floor planning / home design

3. Art of Illusion (3D modeling)

4. Vuze (the Bittorrent client with integrated media player and cd

5.  jDiskReport (disk space usage visualization),

6.  muCommander (file manager),

7. FreeMind (mind mapper-productivity tool),

8. JShot (taking screenshots and uploading them to social sites),

9. PowerFolder (cloud storage/file sync)

10. UptheSync (Google Docs synchronizer/uploader written in Java),

11. Burp Suite (security testing),

12. JDownloader

13. Frinika - music workstation

...many of these are open source. And in the case of #8,#9 and #10, are
good candidates to be hooked as plug-ins to AOO. :)

just my $0.02
During times of Universal Deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary
- George Orwell

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