The state of Java 7 on Mac? POOR.
With Apple releasing the Java for OS X 006 update for Lion and Mountain Lion, it looks like Java 7 for Mac is about to go prime time.
But I continue to find basic bugs when running applets under Java 7.
Basic Swing calls, like pasting text onto a tab, comes out garbled.
Spawning an input box results in a window that will not accept input.
And the drag and drop issue, long promised to be fixed in Java 7, continues to be broken.
None of these issues exist in the PC install of Java 7.
Then there's the question of Java 7 running 64 bit only. That locks out the Chrome browser, and it doesn't look like Chrome will be 64 bit any time soon.
I continue to see conflicting information as to Java 7 being supported on Snow Leopard. There does not seem to be any technical reason why this cannot happen.
How do other users/developers feel about the state of Java 7 on the Mac? Apple seems to be pushing us that way.