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A little desktop quiz

Posted by fabriziogiudici on May 2, 2008 at 3:26 PM PDT

This blueMarine
screenshot has been just taken on Mac OS X. Do you note something
different than usual? Clicking the image you can see the original
capture. I'll pay a beer at JavaOne to the first guy that guesses what's
going on (*).

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(*) This is the second beer I'll have to offer, the first being due to href="">Kohsuke.

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Do you do your primary development for blueMarine on OS X? If so, are you using Java 5 or soylatte then? Just curious as I am trying to determine the best development machine for CashForward. (My current windows machine is dying). Thanks! --Bill

Is that the OpenJDK port?

Running on X11 with Aqua look and feel? :)

Well, gfx came close, but the full right answer is by wsnyder6 :-) - in any case I've got more than one reason to offer a beer to gfx too, so he can be the third one ;-)

Yes, it's SoyLatte + Quaqua. It has been possible by some time (just google for "soylatte quaqua") but there was a strangeness in the NetBeans code that prevented RCP apps to work. Indeed the workaround is pretty trivial, but I found the time to work on it only yesterday. Details in the next post!

yeah, looks like soylatte

I'm still using Java 5 because using Java 6 would mean to drastically cut down the set of Mac OS X users to the ones that own a very recent Intel 64. blueMarine only uses Java 6 on Windows and Linux as the deployment platform, at least getting some performance boost. For the development environment I use partly Mac OS X and partly Linux - being NetBeans much more performant in the latter. But since it boils down to a matter of available RAM, probably a Mac laptop with 3/4GB of RAM would be ok. I won't tell you anything else since I have got a strong anti-Apple bias recently :-)