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The debate isn't that Java is rubbish or no use, but rather what the extremely limited resources of RISC OS developers should be aimed at. As Piers, who should know better anyone, says a fully functioning up to date JVM is a huge amount of work, and in return there is only a small number of JAVA applications which are likely to appeal to everyone and run at a usable speed on our platform.

Flash is completely unrelated to Java, but it is something else RISC OS needs, and is a much more obviously beneficial item to majority of RISC OS users, due to its extensive use on the web, which prevents us from making use of many popular websites. If there is any developer time available, then Flash is higher priority, followed by a number of other things, and Java comes very far down the list.

 is a RISC OS Userdruck on 26/09/07 09:21AM
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