Linked by kap1 on Thu 25th Apr 2013 11:45 UTC
Java The Lightweight Java Game Library provides a simple API to OpenGL, OpenAL, OpenCL and Game Controllers enabling the production of state of the art games for Windows, Linux and Mac. Version 2.9.0 contains a complete rewrite of the mac backend, support for FreeBSD, new OpenGL/OpenCL extension and bug fixes. The library is used by many high profile games such as Minecraft, Spiral Knights, Revenge of the Titans, Project Zomboid, Starsector, JMonkeyEngine, etc.
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I have provided more details about other systems' issues elsewhere, but basically, regarding Unices...

-On Linux, Oracle JVM may or may not install properly and survive system updates, while OpenJDK has compatibility issues that may make it abruptly crash without explanations when trying to run some software (at least it was the case last time I dealt with those).

-On OSX, the JRE isn't installed by default anymore, is banned from the App Store by design, and it gets increasingly hard to install software that's distributed in a decentralized fashion. Sure, all that is Apple's fault, not Oracle's, but tell that to users...

-According to someone else here, Dalvik on Android may have only weak compatibility with Java software.

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