I've got some apps that I'm gonna start developing and will release for free
on Linux. I think I'd prefer to write them in Java because of it's "cross
platform-ness". Not that I have plans to release it for another system, but
if I ever wanted to, it's nice to know that I could.
Question is, is Java a good language to develop in when dealing with Linux?
Like, do most people have the runtime environment already installed? Is it
at all buggy? Do the runtime environments behave close to identical on the
different Linux distributions? Do the runtime environments perform well (as
far as speed goes)? Now, I know that Java probably won't run as fast as a
C++ program, but if it runs as fast and as good as it does on Windows, then
that's good enough for me. Finally, is there any other issues I should
think about as far as if I ever wanted to try to get it to be distributed
with a Linux distribution?
Anything else you wanted to add would be appreciated.
Otherwise, If not Java, I guess the QT library will become my new best
Thanks for the advice...sorry for the cross post (the more opinions the