Can you please elaborate on Java vs XULRunner in creating GUI?
Posted on 2013-05-15
I have an architectural question.
I am trying to write a desktop application. In order to do that, I will use Java. But my of my colleagues insist that we should use XULRunner. I am having hard time to convince him why we should not use XULRunner.
The main reason for me is it is a technical experimentation and we can find someone who knows java more easily when it come to hiring in the future.
But I need more technical reasons. Can you please compare XULRunner vs Java to write an application?
What are the disadvantages of XULRunner over Java?
The requirements are roughly like this:
-file access permissions
-to run certain CLI commands from the UI.
- ability to execute CLI in the context of IDE. IDE should be able to capture certain context information such as file list from the database
Can you please elaborate on this?