Would Sun support real developer platforms like Linux and Mac!!
Well Sun has done it again. We can now have an early access to the new WTK 3.0, but only if we want to use that( IMHO awful) Redmond Washington OS.
What is Unix too foreign to Sun to write a development tool for first? Oh no they will go to that old excuse that "all developers use windows" BS! All the developers I know use Linux or Mac to write their code, even James Gosling hasn't used Windows for years relying on Mac and more recently Solaris. Come on Windows is that OS that companies force their developers to use because well, "it's free 'cause it came with the system". Free, no there is a cost.
Didn't Sun buy a VM (VirtualBox)? That means you can write a linux version or even solaris version first have a vm image folks can download with it and run on the free vm. That way you get twice or three times the product exposure with a single download. This could keep your code line simple while promoting Unix, and your own software rather than promoting the horrid mess we have had thrust upon us by Bill and Balmer.
So how many years are we going to have to wait till you find time to build a WTK for an os that the rest of us use? Another year and a half like we had with 2.5.2?