Linked by martini on Wed 29th Jun 2011 09:50 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation OpenJDK had been released as GA for OS/2 and eComStaion. This allows eCS-OS2 users to run modern Java apps on their platform. The development is open source and had been in part sponsored by donations of the community.
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RE[4]: Java apps?
by pantheraleo on Wed 29th Jun 2011 20:08 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Java apps?"
pantheraleo
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I was really hoping that Java on osx would be insanely great due to the closer integration


Java is insanely great on OS X. As my first screenshot of the Java based financial management software Moneydance shows. The issue wasn't with Java, it was with Java developers who were not familiar with Macs, and didn't bother learning about how to set Apple's specific widget properties in order to rounded search boxes, brushed metal look, brushed metal style buttons, etc. Since most Java developers didn't have have Macs, they didn't spend anytime at all tweaking their apps for OS X. As a result, most Java apps on OS X use the older default Aqua look instead of the newer gray look. And they use the older Aqua style buttons instead of the newer style. Java supports the newer styles. But you have to enable them by passing properties to Java.

Edited 2011-06-29 20:08 UTC

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