27 Jun 2003

Snark, Gnome, GCJ

That was fun! Made a bittorrent client and tracker (Snark) in java which can be compiled with gcj to a native binary. And using the java-gnome bindings it was fairly easy to give it a Gnome GUI that integrates nicely with the rest of my desktop.

The best thing is that this kind of development can now be done using standard Debian (unstable) packages. Point your apt-get or aptitude at jikes, gcj-3.3, gij-3.3, libgnome0-java and off you go developing some nice Gnome desktop things.