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Update 10 - which platforms

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cork2005
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Hi, Is there a list of supported platforms for update 10? I can't see anything in the FAQ. Primarily I'm interested if this is a windows only realease, or going to be supported on Mac OS X too? I know Apple are normally responsible for that, but they haven't a good track record with Java 6 so far...

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rogerl
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Hi cork2005,

The supported platforms, generally, do not change in update releases, as is the case with this update release. The platforms that were supported with the 6 FCS are the same platforms that are supported in 6u10. The 6u10 release is not "Windows release only", it will be released, by Sun, on Windows, Linux and Solaris. Yes, you are correct Java releases for Mac do come from Apple, they do the porting work. And, we do not know when they will release 6u10.

Supported Platforms:
http://java.sun.com/javase/6/webnotes/install/system-configurations.html

-Roger

cork2005
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Thanks for the information. It's a real shame for Java that it's not a coordinated release!

With my webstart users being either Windows or OS X based, it means that I won't be able to take advantage of 6uN until Apple completes their port, and only then if they eventually make the 1.6 the default JVM. Something they still haven't done even with the latest OSX updates. I guess because they only have a 64bit version.

I haven't seen or heard any mention on the Apple sites that this port is even in progress. Since Apple seem to have dropped interest in Java as a supported devlopment environment, it would be great if Sun would pick up the work and restore developer confidence in Java.

Anyway, sorry for the rant. As a developer it just gets quite frustrating when OSX is still defaulting to a 4 year old VM spec.

linuxhippy
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> It's a real shame for Java that it's not a coordinated release!
> Anyway, sorry for the rant. As a developer it just gets quite frustrating when OSX is still defaulting to a 4 year old VM spec.

Well, I feel exactly the same, but as you probably know its not a shame for Java or Sun, why should Sun pay developers to do a port for a platform which is not that interesting for them.
And well, coodination - if Sun would wait for all partners, it would take ages to get something out. Just think about how long it took apple to port JDK6 ... and well, then the 64bit/Leopard issue...
After all, there's only one company which has to lern howto do their homework!

- Clemens