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Have you ever used a non-Sun Java runtime?

Yes, on a computer
41% (380 votes)
Yes, on some other device
6% (59 votes)
Both
19% (177 votes)
No
30% (275 votes)
Not sure
4% (37 votes)
Total votes: 928

Comments

by accident

When a Linux system is incorrectly configured you get that dreaded gcj instead of the Sun java runtime. It of course fails immediately because 99% of the standard library is missing.

by accident

Red Hat managed to compile Eclipse with gcj and is selling that as a product. This suggests that is starting to be possible to compile large apps on gcj but it is still not easy.

Silly answers

Does Java run on something other than a computer?

Silly answers

Haven't you baught a cellphone in the last few years?

Silly answers

Wouldn't that qualify as a computer? Or do you use tin cans tied together with strings? Java only runs on computers. Today's cell phones are computing devices. The answers to the poll are just plain silly in my opinion.

Mac

I use Apple's runtime on Mac.

Mac

That I think can be called Sun's JDK, just compiled in their shop for PPC. It's SUN's JDK with special OpenGL 3D libs.. that's about it.

Admin Rights

Because you need admin rights in windows (that I do not have thank you very much EDS) to install the Sun SDK, I have to use the IBM SDK, which can be deployed as a zip file.

Admin Rights

Well, I think if you are using the SDK you should be able to manage it getting installed without the usual 'integrate into system' stuff, then you don't need any admin rights as well. Just my 0,02€