Apple possibly deprecated Java: community, this is a nice test for you
The news are taking mailing lists by storm:
"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
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."
Waiting for a possible announcement by Oracle, I think that it's a pretty good test for the community. I suppose that all the people that don't trust Oracle should have lost all the residual faith in Apple; and those that are advocating an OpenJDK fork now start focusing on SoyLatte... right?