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First of all I want to wish everybody a happy new year!
This is the last article in a series of four articles about Borland JBuilder FE, the free Java IDE.
The last couple of days we have looked at some new and improved features of JBuilder 3 Foundation Edition. But those of you who have downloaded FE and also use a regular JBuilder 3 Profesional or Enterprise version, will have come across some limitations. JBuilder FE is, hence the name, the foundation of future releases of JBuilder. These future releases will be for example a professional and / or an enterprise edition. We have to pay for these releases, and the features which are disabled in FE, will be enabled in the other releases.
I am quite new to Linux. One of the reasons I didn't use it, was the lack of desktop software. But JBuilder 3 FE is a good reason to install Linux on a machine and play with it, because it works! Please keep in mind you have a Linux with glibc 2.1 or higher, because else it will not work. Installing JBuilder 3 FE is easy. First we must install the JDK1.2.2 Release Candidate and then we can install JBuilder 3 FE. See Java Madness: Using JBuilder Foundation by Charlie Calvert for a good article on how to install JBuilder 3 FE on Linux. And when we start FE, we have the same environment as on the Win32 platform:
This article concludes the overview of JBuilder 3 FE. We will probably
encounter FE in the JBuilder JAR tips sections later this year...
Give it a try: it is free, easy and useful!