The Sun-Microsoft settlement seems to mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people, but I realize that my needs are very simple: I want to be able to write Java code for the .Net platform.I think there are a lot of people that feel the same way. I know of a few projects that migrated to something like Python just because they could use the wx* modules. What are your thoughts?
I don't mean writing Java on a Windows platform (I do that every day and it's working very well), but being able to access the native Win32/.Net API's from Java. Right now, if I want to write an add-in for Outlook, I need to switch to C#. Not a huge deal in itself, and it's actually a fairly pleasant experience, but I was promised "Java everywhere" and I'm still waiting.
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