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[3]: Apple drops Java Support
by 0brad0 on Thu 21st Oct 2010 23:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Apple drops Java Support"
0brad0
Member since:
2007-05-05

OpenJDK already does support Mac.

http://wikis.sun.com/display/OpenJDK/BSDPort

I'm guessing this will get more attention now. However, those crazy people that used the Mac only Java Cocoa bindings are up a creek. However, they probably saw this coming years ago, due to the infrequent/non existent updates.


There is "supporting" Mac and then there is supporting Mac. Read the page you linked to. There are no binary releases. How are people going to install this? duhhh.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Darwin/Mac OS X

There is an OpenJDK 6 package in MacPorts called openjdk6. To install it, after installing MacPorts, use sudo port install openjdk6 in the Terminal application.
If you do not see the openjdk6 port, try sudo port sync.
OpenJDK 7



Just a guess, but Uhmm dinosaurs! No, that's not right ... LaserDisc?? Yup, LaserDisc.

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