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liang gu
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I have some need to develop an Java Swing application on MS Dos system. Will I run into any problems? Can I run Java On a 486 machine? How much memory and CPU speed needed on the Dos machine for JVM 1.2, 1,3 1.4?
[ August 19, 2003: Message edited by: liang gu ]
 
Eddie Sheffield
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I think you're out of luck. You can't even run console (text only) Java apps on plain MS-DOS. And since Swing is at it's lowest level built on AWT (at least for the enclosing window/frame) and AWT just peers to the OS's windowing system, it sure isn't going to work.
A quick Google search did turn up this effort: Taurus JavaVMProject They are developing clean room JVMs for various OSs and devices, including MSDOS. But the MSDOS effort doesn't appear to be very far along at this point. AWT is not implemented yet, so that wouldn't help you much.
[ August 21, 2003: Message edited by: Eddie Sheffield ]
 
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