Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Oct 2010 09:13 UTC
Mac OS X After the news that the new MacBook Airs do not ship with Flash pre-installed (which is news considering Flash has been part of Mac OS X for a very long time), we now have news that Apple is also taking what appears to be the first steps towards removing Apple's own Java runtime from Mac OS X.
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RE: native GUI
by kaiwai on Thu 21st Oct 2010 10:04 UTC in reply to "native GUI"
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

last time I tested a Java Application on OS X -- if I remember correctly it was 10.1 -- the Java default Metal look & feel was the only option. Well, I admit, to me it looked somehow strange on the OS X desktop ;-)

But the actual Windows and GTK+ (Gnome) look&feel options -- to me -- look and feel native.

pica


Take JEdit as one example - all the short cuts are set to ctrl instead of command on the Apple Mac; that is one example of why multiplatform applications using Java royally suck. There are numerous other examples, Netbeans, Limewire, Eclipse etc. There is always some quirk that makes it stand out like a sore thumb because at the end of the day if you try to be everything to everyone then you'll fail to satisfying anyone.

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