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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Did Apple just kill Java (on 10.7)?

beaTunes2 logoAccording to the latest Java SDK release notes:

As of the release of Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 3, the version of Java that is ported by Apple, and that ships with Mac OS X, is deprecated.

This means that the Apple-produced runtime will not be maintained at the same level, and may be removed from future versions of Mac OS X. The Java runtime shipping in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, and Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, will continue to be supported and maintained through the standard support cycles of those products.

beaTunes is written in Java.

After initially being very enthusiastic about Java, Apple over years reduced support more and more and apparently is now going to kill it (in a couple of years).

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