“Yesterday, Apple quietly announced that they would cease future distribution of their own custom Java packages, concerning some Java developers,” John Brownlee reports for Cult of Mac. “So does that mean that Macs will no longer have up-to-date Java? A concerned Java Developer from Portico Systems emailed Steve Jobs, asking that very question.”
Jobs’ response: Sun (now Oracle) supplies Java for all other platforms. They have their own release schedules, which are almost always different than ours, so the Java we ship is always a version behind. This may not be the best way to do it.
Brownlee reports, “In other words, Apple’s leaving Java to the company that does it best… that is, if Oracle decides to step up and produce their own version of Java for Mac, as they do for every other platform. My guess is they will quickly fill the void and it’ll be a win for everyone.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]