It runs everywhere!
Posted Aug 21, 2012 16:39 UTC (Tue) by man_ls
In reply to: It runs everywhere!
Parent article: Kamp: A Generation Lost in the Bazaar
Sun JVM is no more; Oracle JVM comes with a very annoying binary license:
Unless enforcement is prohibited by applicable law, you may not modify, decompile, or reverse engineer Software.
Remember where we are writing: we may be forgiven for disliking these restrictions.
Besides, Oracle only distributes JVMs for a very limited set of 8 operating system and processor architecture combinations: Linux x86, Linux x64, Mac OS X, Solaris x86, Solaris SPARC, Solaris x64, Windows x86, Windows x64. Considering that ARM systems probably outnumber all these combined, it is a great limitation.
In all this discussion I haven't even brought out the most annoying point of Java development: its "native" graphical toolkits AWT and Swing, which are not integrated with any environments and look alien everywhere. Luckily there is SWT, but it does not precisely simplify the configuration management problem.
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