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: Apple drops Java Support
by henderson101 on Thu 21st Oct 2010 11:33 UTC in reply to "Apple drops Java Support"
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Sad that Apple back stabs the java developers that have supported them over the years.

Before we all get hysterical, did you read carefully what the announcement says? It says:

The Java runtime shipping in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, and Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, will continue to be supported and maintained through the standard support cycles of those products.

So, Java is going nowhere until at least Lion. By that time we will know if Oracle or the OpenJDK people will support Mac. Till then, we only have pure speculation.

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