I would prefer a native compiler, to make java into a .exe. The actual java developer kit contains utilities to compile to excecutable .jar files already, all eclipse would do is utilise this.
I think that eclipse is what the hi-tide ide is based on? if so I already use it for developing C, c++
Currently for java, I use the SUN ONE studio, which used to come with the JDK and also JCreator.
for perl, I use perl express