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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Update to saga
by Adurbe on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 11:36 UTC
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2005-07-06

Update from macrumors.com

One concerned Java developer from Portico Systems emailed Steve Jobs asking about Apple's future plans for the Java programming language and platform on Mac OS X. Jobs' reply was:
Sun (now Oracle) supplies Java for all other platforms. They have their own release schedules, which are almost always different than ours, so the Java we ship is always a version behind. This may not be the best way to do it.

Oracle supplies Java for all other platforms except for the Mac. Due to differences in release schedules, Apple's implementation of Java is always a version behind. Jobs indicates "This may not be the best way to do it." He stops short of saying that Oracle will be stepping up to fill the void, but suggests that would be a better solution. Oracle has made no public announcements about their plans.

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RE: Update to saga
by Sparrowhawk on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 15:26 in reply to "Update to saga"
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2005-07-11

That's hopeful at least. I hope that that indicates that Apple will work with Oracle to get a decent set of native (ish) widgets on any future OS X Java implementation


Life without Netbeans for PHP on my MBP just isn't worth thinking about. ;)

If, and it's a big IF, if Lion ships with no JRE and IF there is no viable alternative, I'll have to consider switch to Linux. VM at first, until it's time to replace the hardware. I'd rather not though, truth be told (nothing against Linux, but I just really like OS X)

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