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Visual Cafe jdk1.2.2

Posted by Wade Chandler on April 27, 2001 at 3:25 PM

For any jdk or jre to call itself Java 1.2/1.1/1.0 compatible.
It has to be. This is what the case with Microsoft that Sun won
was about. We use Visual Cafe and Source Safe. It works fine.
I also use SuSE Linux 7.0 with JDK1.3 sometimes CVS.
This works fine as well, but you create more development costs
because of the the slower development. You can pull an app together
really quick in Visual Cafe. Kind of hard if you are only using
the JDK. You can get forte for linux. then
on products and api's click on forte. Hope this helps. I think
Visual Cafe and Source Safe would be the best choice. I like to run
on Linux, but in speed of development you can't beat the GUI's.

> I am working for a company which recently got bought out.
> Both offices use Java and the resulting products (which
> are still separated and stand-alone) will be bundled into
> one installation CD-ROM.

> What they want to do right now is to standardize the dev.
> environment. We use Linux Red Hat, JDK 1.3.0 and CVS for
> source history and they use windows NT, Visual Cafe and
> VSS for surce history. I have also heard them talking
> about JDK 1.2.2 but I am a bit cofused here: I thought
> that Visual Cafe comes with it's own implementation of
> the Java compiler but perhaps it still has to adhere to
> some standard (i.e. JDK 1.2.2).

> I am charged to making some recomandations, sustain them with
> articles on the web, things of this nature.

> I happen to think that the Linux, JDK and CVS is a better
> model in terms of flexibility and stability but I would also
> like to hear from people who think otherwise.

> Can you please help me out on this ...???

> Regards,

> Cristian


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