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Apple continues to support Java for Macos X

Post icon  Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:41 AM

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After deprecating their proprietary implementation, speculation has been that Apple is trying to kill off Java on the mac. However, it now seems that they are contributing to the open community's project. Maybe this is the future for Java on the mac.

http://mail.openjdk....ary/000007.html

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Re: Apple continues to support Java for Macos X

Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:47 AM

Wait.. does this mean I can run Java apps on the iPad, or is this just for their laptops?

http://www.theipadgu...ad-support-java

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Does the iPad support Java?

No. iPhone OS 3.2 will not support Java. The iPhone does not support Java. Steve Jobs has been quoted as saying "Java's not worth building in. Nobody uses Java anymore. It's this big heavyweight ball and chain."

Java fans should not expect Apple to reverse this long-standing decision on the iPad.

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Re: Apple continues to support Java for Macos X

Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:51 AM

I very much doubt it. However, I believe the language restriction has been removed for developing for the iP[oa]d. I doubt it will be long before someone makes a bytecode to iP[oa]d compiler or a way of embedding the JVM in an app.
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Re: Apple continues to support Java for Macos X

Posted 12 January 2011 - 12:17 PM

View Postcfoley, on 12 January 2011 - 04:51 PM, said:

I very much doubt it. However, I believe the language restriction has been removed for developing for the iP[oa]d. I doubt it will be long before someone makes a bytecode to iP[oa]d compiler or a way of embedding the JVM in an app.

ALready exists, so does a HTML, CSS AND JS compiler using the Safari UI (phonegap) :)
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Re: Apple continues to support Java for Macos X

Posted 12 January 2011 - 02:55 PM

In that case I might just have to code me some iPhone apps!
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Re: Apple continues to support Java for Macos X

Posted 12 January 2011 - 02:57 PM

@sbell1099 - any examples, tutorials, or sites I should be looking at ?
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