from the write-one-run-anywhere? dept.
Amphigory asks: "I am currently preparing to develop a product. It will have to run in Windows (market realities being what they are) but I really would prefer to develop in Linux. What options are available for this? Some more details: I would prefer something similar to C++ Builder, but I can't wait for Kylix. I am comfortable in C++, Java, Delphi. So far, JBuilder is the leading option. However, I am concerned that the support burden of making sure that all my end users have a Java 2 virtual machine may be too great. Any suggestions? Does anyone have experience distributing a JVM with their package? How easy is it?"
"And do you think (fop that I am) that I could be the Scarlet Pumpernickel?"
-- Looney Tunes, The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950, Chuck Jones)