Re: java programming for X

Ewan Dunbar (
Sun, 11 Apr 1999 10:31:44 -0400 (EDT)

On Sun, 11 Apr 1999, AlViN Loh wrote:
> however , since it is a mutliplatform language , it is limited by security
> factors so writing to the user's harddisk may be a problem .
> erm. since its mutliplatform .. you can start creating your own applets in
> linux too ..
> just download the JDK1.2 compiler from and you are ready to go

Not quite... an "applet" runs in a web browser and can't write to the
user's hard disk. An "application" does not run in a web browser -- a la
ICQJava. It *can* write to your disk.

Ewan Dunbar
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