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Apple Deprecates Java

Hussein Baghdadi
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http://www.infoq.com/news/2010/10/apple-deprecates-java
This is really bad news for Java folks on the Mac
Andrew Monkhouse
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Looking at today's Java update from Apple, I think it is being very specific about which version of the OS they will continue to release new versions of Java for. So:
  • 10.5 (Leopard) - still supported
  • 10.6 r 3 (Snow Leopard (older release)) - deprecated
  • 10.6 r 4 (Snow Leopard (current release)) - still supported
  • 10.7 (Lion) - will be supported

  • So this only appears to be an issue for people who are running Snow Leopard that have not been applying updates.


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    http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#releasenotes/Java/JavaSnowLeopardUpdate3LeopardUpdate8RN/NewandNoteworthy/NewandNoteworthy.html
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    Jari Timonen
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    This is not something to hope for.


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    Hussein Baghdadi
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    Very good readings:
    http://weblogs.java.net/blog/joshy/archive/2010/10/25
    http://blogs.tedneward.com/2010/10/25/Thoughts+On+An+AppleJava+Divorce.aspx
    Allan A Peak
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    Not good news. I could still do my Java stuff under Linux or even (ugh) Windows on VMWare Fusion, but I'd rather stick with OSX.
    Jesper de Jong
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    Good news!

    Oracle and Apple Announce OpenJDK Project for Mac OS X

    Java SE 6 will continue to be available for OS X Snow Leopard and will also be available for OS X Lion, and Oracle and Apple will work on Java SE 7 for OS X together, based on the OpenJDK project.


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    Hussein Baghdadi
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    We are safe
    Apple did the right thing.
     
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