Thread-topic: Java is deprecated on Mac OS X as of 10.6 Update 3!
After reading all of these messages and doing some reflection on the discussion I think this change could end up being a positive for me. Most of these responses are coming from people who develop on the Mac for the Mac. I develop on the PC for the PC and port to the Mac when needed. In fact my primary reason for being on this list is due to Apple's role in deploying Java on their OS. If Swing acted the same on both platforms this list might not even exist. While my need for this list came out of frustration, I have learned quite a bit from the resourceful members of the Java community that correspond here. That includes the Apple Java Dev team with regards to any emails that don't start with "According to the Apple Human Interface Guide, thou shalt not..."
The current situation seems to point to one of two scenarios, either Java is dead on MacOS or somebody else will pick up the job of porting it. In either case that's an improvement for me. Anything that could remove the need to port my app to MacOS or remove the need to code Swing differently on MacOS would be great. The downside being that I wonder what will become of this list in either case.
Only time will tell what will happen. Most likely the answer will come from Oracle, if it comes at all, as Apple is unlikely to say anything they plan to do in the future. That is their policy after all. While I'm not a Mac guy I do sympathize with the position most of this community has found itself in. I hope that a reasonable solution is developed and that Java continues its usefulness on all platforms.
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