Watson developer Dan Wood has posted an update on Sun’s Java version of his popular Mac OS X application. “I am sad to say that it looks like Sun doesn’t seem to be focusing on getting the port of Watson released any time soon,” writes Wood on his blog.Watson is one of the most innovative apps for Mac OS X. Sun bought the company a few months ago. Watson was given a few months of life with support, but that’s ending soon (Watson needs to be updated regularly because it leaches its info via websites, so when a site changes its HTML or layout, the Watson engine breaks and needs updating — that’s except the Amazon module, where Karelia has an agreement for Web Services with Amazon and so they receive XML files instead).
Too bad that Sun isn’t moving faster on this front. It looks like yet another company purchase where Sun had big plans, and then just got bored to realize them fully. At least they could open source the modules themselves (keep the core closed and maybe have the core updated by an ex-Karelia engineer in his free time IF needed), so OSX third party developers could update the modules every now and then as needed.