Markee174: You're missing my point: My point is that use of Java is on the desktop is dwindling - I never said it had ceased to exist or be used. End users, who are pretty much the only market RISC OS has any chance of making any new inroads to, simply don't care about Java. Most don't even know it exists. However, they all use Flash much more and it's a much more serious hole in RISC OS's abilities. I say again, what Java is used for these days on the client is ultra-niche, and not at all useful for or on RISC OS.
Nobody has yet suggested here a way in which having an up-to-date and workable Java VM would help RISC OS is any noticeable way what-so-ever. "This web design application that'd never work on RISC OS anyway", "Oh, this specialist biology application only a handful of academics use" and "The next version of 250,000 quids worth of rampantly memory and CPU hungry electrical CAD software" do not count.