Building program to work on Linux, Unix and OS X
Posted on 2004-10-07
I'm wondering what technologies i should be looking at if i want to port a windows VB 6 application accross to run on Linux, Unix and Mac OSX?
Is there anythign that immediately springs to mind? Would i have to rebiuld the whole thing in java? is coding a java Swing application that works on all these OS's hard? I know there were some problems with Java cross-platform compatibility. If we did do it using java - could we include a small java binary with our installer? so that if a user doesn't have java installed - we could install it for them?
I guess the dependency on java isn't great... i'd prefer to have it run natively on linux/unix/mac os X. Is there any technology that does run on those three happily?
Is there anything specifically designed to port VB 6 to Linux or Unix and Mac OS X?