Home > Java > New Version of Java 3D Available New Version of Java 3D Available Eugenia Loli 2001-09-01 Java 6 Comments A new version of Java 3D is now available on Sun’s web site. The new version (1.2.1_03) is a bug fix release for Windows and Solaris. The Linux release is still at release 1.2.1_01. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 6 Comments 2001-09-02 12:15 am But then updates like these only point out how closed Java is. What? You don’t use Windows or Solaris? What planet are you from? Certainly not planet Java. 2001-09-02 9:25 am Where did it say only Windows and Solaris were supported? What about Linux, *BSD, AIX, MacOS? Jon 2001-09-02 9:39 am Linux is only supported because of this one dude who has privileged access to some sources. And it’s Linux-only. AIX? MacOS? Yea right! Java3D is only supported on Solaris and Windows. 2001-09-02 9:12 pm From Sun’s page, Java 3D is available for Solaris and Windows (from Sun), Linux (via Blackdown), SGI and AIX (not MacOS, my mistake). The faxt that all versions of Java3D aren’t updated at once is hardly reason to bleat about Java being ‘closed’ Jon 2001-09-04 1:13 am Cool, thanks. I’ve been waiting for Apple to implement Java3D for a little while now. Java3D is just a spec — anyone (any OS company or developer) can implement it if they want; so it’s not just for Solaris and Windoesn’t. What’s still wierd to me is: In those mac catalogs that keep coming to my house, whenever there’s an ad for OSX, there’s never a word about Java. It’s almost like Apple doesn’t want you to know that OSX has Java2 built in. 2001-09-04 4:35 am Because nobody other than Java programmers give a damn. I have yet to see a Swing app behave even remotely like a mac app. I changed the default theme to Metal because having Aqua looking apps without Aqua behaving apps is the worst combination.