Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Nov 2007 22:51 UTC, submitted by Earin
OpenBSD OpenBSD 4.2 has been released. "We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 4.2. This is our 22nd release on CD-ROM (and 23rd via FTP). We remain proud of OpenBSD's record of more than ten years with only two remote holes in the default install." Update: A what's new article at ONLamp.
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RE: let me get this straight
by Janizary on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 03:30 UTC in reply to "let me get this straight"
Janizary
Member since:
2006-03-12

Java sucks everywhere, don't use it.

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Firedragon852 Member since:
2007-03-17

Just exactly how does Java suck? You mean companies like amazon, ebay, wal-mart etc run their entire online businesses under the Java platform and they suck too? You mean products like http://www.eclipse.org, http://www.netbeans.org or http://www.aptana.com are just some useless toys companies built for no reason?

Exactly what doesn't suck in your opinion?

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Janizary Member since:
2006-03-12

You've obviously never tried to get it to run on a platform. Porting Java is like performing anesthesialess appendectomies, not only is it deeply painful, the good for nothing patient fights you every inch of the way.

Just because random people got suckered into using a non-portable, "portable," language does not mean the language is suddenly any good.

If Java were really portable, it wouldn't be so bad, but even between Java on different platforms not all software functions properly.

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superman Member since:
2006-08-01

> Exactly what doesn't suck in your opinion?

It's a OpenBSD fanboy.
This kind of fanboy think that gcc is bloated, C++ bloated and useless, ... and java sucks everywhere.

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OStourist Member since:
2007-06-19

Wow so defensive. I love java. I just heard
it was hard to get working on OpenBSD..
FreeBSD has its own port(I'm not too happy with it)

Good thing I didn't ask about Flash-9 ;)

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RE[2]: let me get this straight
by NxStY on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 08:27 in reply to "RE: let me get this straight"
NxStY Member since:
2005-11-12

Java sucks everywhere, don't use it.

Thank you for your constructive and highly on topic comment!

But the fact is that people do use java, in spite of what you think. So people need it to work on OpenBSD, otherwise OpenBSD simply isn't an option.

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