[jsword-devel] Alkitab Bible Study 0.9 released

Manfred Bergmann bergmannmd at web.de
Tue Jun 10 13:47:41 MST 2008

Am 10.06.2008 um 22:07 schrieb DM Smith:

> Manfred Bergmann wrote:
>> Am 10.06.2008 um 21:11 schrieb DM Smith:
>>> On the Mac, hardware now enters the picture. IMHO, 4 year old  
>>> hardware
>>> should not be abandoned. My Mac Mini (early 2006), is core duo and
>>> cannot run Java 6.
>> On Mac users are used to software vendors cutting off support for
>> older systems.
>> I know lots of software (some of them I have a license for) that
>> droped Tiger support in the latest versions shortly after Leopard had
>> arrived.
>> Even Apple seems to drop PPC and Carbon support on Snow Leopard in  
>> 2009.
> I guess there is a new kind of Mac user: new adopters, the switchers.
> And we are not at all used to it!

Of course not all are used to it.
After all this is still computer business. A business that changes and  
moves very fast.
Even though the Mac platform does cut off support, I like it better  
than having support for 16Bit application still around in Windows and  
not being able to clean up the OS.

> Altogether, I find it a bit worrisome. I'm hoping that Java moves
> forward into Snow Leopard. In Leopard they got rid of the Cocoa/Java
> bridge, with an apparent move to make Java less important.
> I was
> disappointed that Java, a touted core framework of MacOSX, was dropped
> entirely from the iPhone OS. I'm just hoping that it is not a trend.

Too big probably the SE Java platform and Apple themselfs probably  
didn't want to create a mobile one.


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