Java 7 for Mac OSX

Johannes Schindelin Johannes.Schindelin at
Tue Feb 21 15:29:02 PST 2012


On Tue, 21 Feb 2012, Richard Bair wrote:

> Lets calm down a bit here.

I full-heartedly agree.

> Apple hardware soon won't support 32-bit anyway.

The issue was not Apple's hardware, but the inability of getting ahold of
64-bit drivers for 3rd-party hardware. (And the CPU can still run in
32-bit mode.)

At the moment, it is not a problem to make a Java user interface that uses
JNI to talk to 32-bit libraries, by executing Java in 32-bit mode.

Taking this ability away, without warning nor consideration of the users,
when the ability was there a couple of days ago (so it cannot have been
that hard to support it) was all I took exception to.

> In the Apple world, life moves on and Java has to as well.  That has
> always been true.

Thanks, without you I would never have known! :-)

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