- I've already mentioned that Apple 2D graphics are badly broken out of the box.
- And OS X is now the only major OS that can't run Eclipse under 1.6 out of the box. This used to be due to Eclipse's reliance on the Carbon UI, but now that the Eclipse Cocoa team has a very nice SWT build that excuse has gone away. I'd really like to use the 1.6 64-bit vm for development, but it is difficult to impossible to get it running consistently because of the infamous compiler bug.
- And now, Ars has word that a critical security bug still hasn't been patched. Security experts recommend that we don't use Java in web-browsers at all.
We're stuck with 126.96.36.199 when everyone else is at 188.8.131.52! What gives, Apple? Is this a lack of resources, weaknesses in the Apple development team or some kind of nefarious scheme to make everyone abandon Java in favor of Objective C? OK, the last is silly and paranoid, but it does make you wonder...
Update: I should mention that there is a pretty simple way to get Eclipse Cocoa running under Java 1.6 but it's given mixed results. Here's how:
- Right-click on Eclipse app and choose show package contents.
- Open Contents/MacOS/eclipse.ini
- Add the following line at the top:
- And these lines at the bottom: