Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2007 20:27 UTC
Mac OS X "While the Apple hype machine and its fanatical followers would have you believe that Mac OS X 10.5 'Leopard' is a major upgrade to the company's venerable operating system, nothing could be further from the truth. Instead, Leopard is yet another evolutionary upgrade in a long line of evolutionary OS X upgrades, all of which date back to the original OS X release in 2001. But let me get one huge misunderstanding out of the way immediately: That's not a dig at Leopard at all. Indeed, if anything, Apple is in an enviable position: OS X is so solid, so secure, and so functionally excellent that it must be getting difficult figuring out how to massage another USD 129 out even the most ardent fans. Folks, Leopard is good stuff. But then that's been true of Mac OS X for quite a while now." Additionally, Apple acknowledges installation problems caused by Unsanity's APE, while others are complaining about problems with Java, or visual oddities. Additionally, there are hacks that restore the black dock triangles, opacify the menubar, and to enable Time Machine on Airport disks. Update: It appears the Leopard firewall has a dent in its armour.
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Java
by samad on Mon 29th Oct 2007 21:19 UTC
samad
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2006-03-31

I have to agree with the complaints against Apple's Java "support." Supporting Java applications for Mac OS X is such a headache. One can be assured that the UI will remain basically the same for Linux and Windows, but will NOT be the same for OS X. In fact, some people write special wrappers to Swing that will change the appearance if the platform is OS X. The "compile-once, run-anywhere" idiom is broken by Apple's "support" for Java.

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RE: Java
by sanctus on Mon 29th Oct 2007 23:47 in reply to "Java"
sanctus Member since:
2005-08-31

Just out of curiosity, how is it support be microsoft? Is it microsoft that support Java or the java comunity/Sun who invest energy in Windows?

Because people are complaining about java6 not on Leopard, but I dont recall any installation of Windows and Linux(which may change with the new license) with java preinstall.

Are the these probleme also with SWT or just with swing?

Tiger got an old (at the time) version of python and wxpython. But Leopard is out of the box with the most recent python, ruby and wxpython.

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RE[2]: Java
by samad on Tue 30th Oct 2007 00:07 in reply to "RE: Java"
samad Member since:
2006-03-31

No, Microsoft does not support [1] Java, but--and here's the crucial point--Sun does. You cannot download the JRE or the JDK for OS X from Sun's website. Apple wanted to develop their Java tools in-house. In fact, Apple has been providing their JRE since the days of Mac OS 8.0. That's why people complain to Apple about OS X's Java, because it's Apple's responsibility.

1. By supporting, I think you mean pre-installation or in-house development at Microsoft. The reality is Microsoft and Sun work together to release the Windows version.

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