When you build software in Java and the JVM, you are being locked
into only running it on a platform controlled by a single company -
Oracle. Oracle is working to maintain this platform control, by
refusing to remove the field of use clauses in the TCK, effectively
preventing Apache Harmony from ever being able to ship a real
release. The lawsuit against Google also confirms Oracle belief
about using their control of the platform aggressively.
As Roozbeh noted
, Unicode 6.0 came out yesterday. Somewhat fittingly (given it having been National Coming Out Day), it adds
U+1F46C 👬 TWO MEN HOLDING HANDS and
U+1F46D 👭 TWO WOMEN HOLDING HANDS
Unfortunately most people will probably be looking at small boxes with numbers in there for a while yet, which is probably a wonderful metaphor but I'm not quite sure for what.
-- Matthew Garrett
Please pull the changes below, I've forgotten about them for too
long now. They've been in my tree long enough to develop a full
colour, an exquisite bouquet and a nutty, slightly cheddary
flavour. It's just too good, I can't hold that back from
anyone. Best enjoyed with crack(ers), because clearly anyone who
tackles grab code needs that anyway.
-- Peter Hutterer
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