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Bad for Java developers
Authored by: QuestnbleSwami on Oct 21, '10 09:24:51AM

So unless Apple and Oracle come to some agreement on maintaining a Mac version of the JVM, the MacOS is no longer going to be a viable development platform for Java. Too bad, it was a really nice platform to develop Java applications from. And judging from the number of people at conferences I saw using Macs, a lot of other developers agreed. I love my Mac but Java development pays the bills for me, guess I'm moving to Linux.



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Bad for Java developers
Authored by: nschum on Oct 21, '10 10:28:24AM

Actually, it seems that Apple's Java was bad for developers. Apple was always behind and there was no alternative.

There doesn't have to be an agreement between Apple and Oracle, either. Oracle can just release Java for OS X. The OpenJDK already works on OS X.

I guess Apple's own JVM doesn't really bring anything special to the table, anymore. Microsoft dropped theirs a long time ago, too.



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Bad for Java developers
Authored by: crarko on Oct 22, '10 03:51:12AM

And after thinking about it for a day, this may well be the case. In that developer tech note, there is also a good description of how third party JVM's would be handled.

If Oracle does just roll this in with the other platforms, that level of equality would be considered a good thing.



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