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From:  Stuart Thiessen
Date:  Tue Nov 24, 1998  1:02 am
Subject:  Java and other things ...

As some people may or may not know, Sun and Microsoft have
had a lawsuit over the Java language and recently Microsoft had a
temporary injunction against it to remove its changes to the Java
language (which Sun designed). I was wondering how this affected
the programming of SignWriter 5.0.

Also, it occurred to me and I can't remember if I asked this ...
Since SW 5.0 will be written in Java, doesn't that mean people will
be able to use the program as long as their operating system has
Java support?

Lastly, what will it take to be able to do other tasks in SW such as
databases or spreadsheets? I know that there are no resources to
do that right now, but I am wondering if the way that the
programmer is doing the SW program, if others could use his
libraries or images or whatever to create other programs that are
SW-based. I don't know if this makes sense, but I thought I would

Stuart Thiessen
Omaha, Nebraska

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