I am really unable to understand why Sun doen't keep a nice & bugless Java core and do not provide third party libraries for all other stuff like graphics / sound / network and other ...
Sorry but I have a dream that sun "Separate libraries from each other and from Java core" and stop Spamming a new JRE every two monthes.
Afaik this is beeing worked on but there was a deathlock between sun and osgi ppl - See the modules JRS-es
ha ha google is really funny, I was LOL really when I read that, they dont make regression... developpers did bad jobs... LOL ... maybe they found the solution fo Sun that is to said developpers have made error that's why their applications wont run on the newest JRE... that's really amazing to talk like that and to think that people are so stupid... they really take themself for god...
You can laugh at me then but I don't think that is such a crazy idea. Try googling java + "but it works on my pc" Or think of all the silly ppl who don't use layoutmanagers and whine why resizing is so screwy. Try teaching ppl in high school or uni/collage java and see how they are telling the computer to do the wrong thing and why how it is a bug and then invent crazy, crazy workarounds. I don't think this goes away as you get more knowledgeable just much less frequent, in much more obscure and advanced ways.
Now on the flipside,
- the Sun and google teams suffer just the same from this.
- they also acknowledge it's only part of the bugs. (and also a large number could still be relatively a small percentage try taking 5% of the world population)
- Android is newish, so it wouldn't be a bad assumption that the number is going to be significantly higher
(Markus, probably said it better)
Well, personally, it's not fragmentation that's the problem because I don't support older versions of Java
yeah that, I don't support stuff that the vendor has deemed end of life. It will always lead to a world of hurt. By telling your users that they are running a insecure version your probably actually helping them.
hum, not really the same here it is about the same API (there are few regression between IE version):
- they provide an API
- developpers made all those "populars application"
- they change API
- and "populars applications" doesn't work any more
I think your lieing to yourself here I've seen shitloads and shitloads of pages becoming impossible to use between IE versions. You think we have stuff like quicks-mode and on pretty much every webdevelopment forum adleast one thread about how to differentiate between versions?