NET2Java goes Open Source



I've gone open source crazy for 2007. Off my New Year trolley. Its an epiphany for NET2Java !

A while back you will no doubt remember I started a new project on java.net called NET2Java. A humble new technology I created that, you know, translates any .NET application into Java source code.  Supporting VisualBasic. And C#. And an extensible library of translation files to make it easy for anyone to share their translations of .NET API calls. 

And a plugin for NetBeans.

Since then I have had a number of notes from various people who downloaded it. Some curious, trying it out. Some having problems. A few using it on real projects. One using it for some eye-wateringly large .NET applications. (My eyes teared up at the thought of all those lines of C# turning into lines of Java code, Grimm's miller would be proud). Someone has even mentioned creating an Eclipse plugin. I guess they all liked the before and afters.

But as you know, my day job is as platform lead for Java SE, and so I was becoming a bottleneck for progress of the technology. So I decided it was time to stop being the spider at the center of the web, and I've gone and open sourced it !

I'm licensing it under GPLv2, and I've worked out the governance rules of the project (my house rules).

Take a look. Maybe you'd even like to help out.

And if you have a friend struggling with .NET (so nineties), do let them know there is an exit strategy.



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Yes, Go ahead and go on.

Posted by Dr. Dabai on January 14, 2007 at 02:44 AM PST #

The link to page doesn't seem to work...

Posted by jerm on April 04, 2007 at 09:30 AM PDT #

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