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After months of promises, and with backing from the Eclipse Foundation, Borland has released an overhauled edition of JBuilder that promises to overtake Eclipse on quality. JBuilder 2007 updates Borland's previously closed-source Java development environment by employing the Eclipse open source framework and by swapping in the …

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Does it run on Linux?

I use eclipse, I love eclipse, it allows me to develop in C/C++/Java/Python/PHP and many many more purely because of the enormous community support and numerous plugins available.

Does Jbuilder do that?

And more importantly, I need a platform which actually has the stones to do what I need it to, not some artsy fartsy fairy OS like windows.

Does it run on Linux?

I can still build most of my software for windows, without changing anything, eclipse is great at allowing the cross platform development thing to happen with ease.

Does Jbuilder do that?

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Is this really JBuilder?

> The IDE is arguably the biggest update to JBuilder in years

The "arguably" is not about the extent of the update, but rather over whether this is really JBuilder. I'd say it is really Eclipse with some new CodeGear extensions. I've put some notes on the subject here:

http://www.itwriting.com/blog/?p=57

Tim

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