Java 7 for Mac OSX

Richard Bair richard.bair at
Tue Feb 21 16:26:21 PST 2012

On Feb 21, 2012, at 3:29 PM, Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin at> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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.

Yes, that is a problem. There are a number of folks here as well who are pushing to get universal binaries.


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