QUOTE(Meanie @ Nov 16 2005, 11:51 PM)
You can get rid of the annoying font messages by editing font.properties and commenting out all the lines containing adobe.
Thanks Meanie. Already done!
Apart from that, I'm testing the difference between the combination jdk118+swingZ.jar and the all new j2se131, and I'm not very satisfied.
The problem, in my very humble opinion, is that "tools.jar" is a huge thing. For compiling anything, it takes quite a lot of time and it's not precisely a thunder at running time.
It is necessary to be much more precise at programming time. For example, in my laptop, if I'm using swing, I write at the beginning:
and then, when needed, I write something like:
JPanel myPanel = new JPanel();
All that due to the fact that I don't use any kind of Eclipse or JBorland or Netbeans...
If used in the zaurus, it is very important to write the whole path everytime, and only import what will be used. For the example above, it would be:
javax.swing.Jpanel myPanel = new javax.swing.JPanel();
Anyway, the combination jdk118+swingZ.jar works quicker and better.
What do you think if we do (between you and myself and any other that would want) a new distribution of a serious, complete JDK for Zauruses?
My idea is to have something like Personal Java but bigger and with a complete AWT and the most used Swing and Java2. There are a lot of classes that are not used almost never. So, one aspect would be to remove everything unnecesary.
You have done already something very similar, so your work could be the start-up to begin with.
My personal interest is "profesional educational scientific programming" (it sounds impressive!!). So, Kopi, for example, but also Jikes, do not compile o.k. if using intensive float operations with double numbers, parsing text to double and all that stuff.
Another point is the "slowness" of zauruses in moving screen-pixels. So, I'm afraid that a part of the software should be done using the primitives for the framebuffer and/or the X's. Surely, those great guys from pdaXrom would be an enormous help.
I look forward to your ideas about all that.