Linked by Andrew Youll on Sun 10th Jul 2005 18:22 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Apple In the latest update to the technical documentation available from ADC, Apple has published this note: "Features added to Cocoa in Mac OS X versions later than 10.4 will not be added to the Cocoa-Java programming interface. Therefore, you should develop Cocoa applications using Objective-C to take advantage of existing and upcoming Cocoa features".
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NeoOffice/J
by the_randymon on Mon 11th Jul 2005 22:37 UTC
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I suspect this will be detrimental to the development of NeoOffice/J, which leverages the Java APIs to provide the graphical interface of OpenOffice.org. Anyone who's ever tried the plain-vanilla OO.o for Mac OS X will agree that NeoOffice/J is far superior. That's primarily due to the nice Cocoa-style interface that makes the software a little better integrated with the rest of the OS, and provides better functionality for the clipboard.

I'm no programmer, but I suspect this doesn't bode well for NeoOffice/J, and they're already in bad shape due to the change to Intel chips and a development process that leads to a "fat binary."

I wish them the best of luck - I like the software quite a bit.

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