|RE: [eclipse-dev] What's next for eclipse (round 2)|
> Submitter: <DaveO@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Request: Ideas about rich client platform support and fine
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It appears that my idea about supporting GCJ/GIJ on platforms where they are mature enough has succombed to Warnock's dillemma. I think this is a good idea for Eclipse for a number of reasons:
- It would turn Eclipse into a pure open-source platform. This will help attract more developer interest from the open source community.
- It would be nice to be able to generate native executables for at least Windows and Linux. Although this doesn't currently improve performance, it makes a fine obfuscator.
- Many customers will feel more comfortable about having code delivered as a native executable rather than requiring a JVM installed on each machine.
- This would help generate more interest in GCJ/GIJ so that it will mature faster.
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