You haven't yet described a technical issue that any of us can help
with. I work in a team that also writes code for webapps running on
Java (1.5) on Linux. We have a mix of Windows and Mac workstations.
I've personally used several different Macs in this environment over
the past 7 years including PowerPC (G4 and G5) and Intel (Core Duo and
Core 2 Duo) and I have yet to encounter a serious show-stopper. We use
Eclipse, primarily, which supports the use of 'Execution Environments'
so we can target Java 1.5 easily even on workstations that only have
1.6 installed. We also use Ant build scripts that can do the same thing.
There have certainly been frustrations with Apple's communication (or
lack thereof at times) about their support of Java over the years, but
every version of Mac OS X I've used has come with a modern JDK built
in. I can't say the same for Windows or Linux.
One thing I can guarantee is that you won't change Apple's policies by
grousing on this list, but if you present a technical problem, you
will probably get a solution.
On Dec 17, 2009, at 9:07 PM, Jay Colson wrote:
Your assumpton is that I have consumers using an app on their
desktop. No. I have end consumer users using webapps running under
java on Linux. My team writes code for those environment on their
macs. My concern is with multiple of these environments where it
really makes NO SENSE to update or change the core VM.
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