[PLUG] How to make a window executable software from linux

Mandar Vaze mandarvaze at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 01:15:00 PDT 2009


Prasenjit,

On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 3:42 PM, Prasenjit Giri
<tangyorangesour at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello,
> I was wondering how to code something in linux (a simple daily expense
> manager) that runs on linux and also be able to be executed in windows?
>

"Simple" is very subjective. Your requirements aren't clear.
1. Do you need GUI ?
2. Is it for yourself, or Do you expect to distribute it to
others/users/customers

If this is **for personal use only**: Then consider using some scripting
language like Perl/Python
In case you need GUI, then GUI bindings like QT, wxWidgets, Tk are available
for Python at least (Others indicate such support is available for Perl as
well)
(Personally my vote goes for Python with QT)

The doubts are : How to aprroach it without the use of C, C++, Java or any
> web based application.


As others have pointed out, it is not clear why this restriction ?

If you want to distribute it to others, then C/C++/Java or Web based may be
the way to go.
Do not expect non-technical users to install Python/Perl with QT-bindings to
use your application.
In that case, Web based app may be easiest for the end users/customers,
followed by standalone C/C++ app.
I would say Java as last option, since users/customers would still need to
install JRE at least (Again, which version(s) of JRE do you test
against/support ?)

Finally, If I have read too much into your "simple" request, I apologize.

-Mandar


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