I know that there are IDEs out there that allows us to compile a Java 1.2x application into native code ie an 'exe', however, are there any IDEs that allows us to compile Java 1.2x classes into native dll?
What you may have seen (e.g. MS VISUAL J++)..., what these IDEs do is create the equivalent of a JAR and call it EXE. In other words, you still need a Java Virtual Machine to run the program. I have heard of native compilers but I do not know anything about them. In my opinion, they would be useless if one is trying to do WORA ("Write Once Run Anywhere") Java... My $0.02
Tony Alicea Senior Java Web Application Developer, SCPJ2, SCWCD