Linked by vodoomoth on Fri 24th Sep 2010 22:56 UTC
Java Oracle has made some decisions about Java: in order to release JDK 7 in the middle of next year, they have decided to change priorities and specifically, postpone three features: Jigsaw, Lambda and Coin.
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RE[2]: No thanks to Java
by nt_jerkface on Sat 25th Sep 2010 16:35 UTC in reply to "RE: No thanks to Java"
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This lawsuit ended in Microsoft not being allowed to use Java anymore (ie. stop trying to hijack Java with its J++ 'implementation').

What is rarely mentioned is that Java looked and ran like garbage in Windows.

Developers hated how Java looked in Windows thanks to the VM and non-native controls.

Java was really sunk on the desktop thanks to Sun's arrogance. I remember seeing a thread where a developer complained that clients did not like how Java fonts looked in Windows and a Sun rep told him to suggest an OS change. Java would have died on the desktop even if .net was never created. Developers hated how Sun ignored their needs, some alternative framework would have been created out of necessity.

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