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Offline ChrisM

JGO Coder


Medals: 3
Projects: 1
Exp: 14 years


Luke...END OF LINE


« Posted 2010-02-01 13:54:12 »

To all at JGO,

Well, the time has come for me to part ways with Sun Microsystems (now part of Oracle). It has been an extraordinary journey for me at Sun and am grateful for the opportunity to pursue an industry I love and help build the community here at JGO.  This does not mean my leaving JGO and will continue my participation here.  As well, I am still talking to individuals at Sun to discuss the future of the site, etc.

If you want to follow what I am doing next, my new site, http://www.pastpixels.com, goes live in the 2nd week of January February.

Thanks to all for your dedication to this community and your support.  It is greatly appreciated.

Onwards and upwards!

-Chris

Offline Riven
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JGO Overlord


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Hand over your head.


« Reply #1 - Posted 2010-02-01 14:08:38 »

Thank you for the major effort on getting games some priority at Sun. There were probably a few close ones with deploying Java on the consoles, too bad it didn't happen.

So what's next? Starting your own business or will it be 'just' a blog?

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Offline SimonH
« Reply #2 - Posted 2010-02-01 15:13:51 »

Thank you for the major effort on getting games some priority at Sun.
+1
I guess 'fun in the oracle' doesn't sound as good as 'fun in the sun'!

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Offline lhkbob

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Medals: 32



« Reply #3 - Posted 2010-02-01 15:20:52 »

I would just like to voice my appreciation for the community that you've built.  It's probably been the single greatest help to my game programming abilities.  Thank you, and I hope everything goes well.

Online Spasi
« Reply #4 - Posted 2010-02-01 15:26:43 »

Kalh epityxia se oti kaneis Chris!

I would be interested to know why you're leaving actually. Does it have anything to do with Oracle's "Java gaming" strategy (or lack thereof)? Or is it some random reason we don't really need to know?
Offline Orangy Tang

JGO Kernel


Medals: 56
Projects: 11


Monkey for a head


« Reply #5 - Posted 2010-02-01 15:31:39 »

* Orangy Tang bookmarks

Good luck with whatever that turns out to be.  Wink

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Offline appel

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Medals: 51
Projects: 4


I always win!


« Reply #6 - Posted 2010-02-01 15:42:52 »

Shame to see you leaving. Clearly Oracle has other intentions with Java than most of us here would like to see.

Wish you well, and may your new endeavors be prosperous ones.

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Offline h3ckboy

JGO Coder


Medals: 5



« Reply #7 - Posted 2010-02-01 15:45:09 »

yeah, if it werent for you going ahead of the curve and making jgo, I would probably be coding C++ and bashing my head against a wall Wink.

so thx for the head trauma you saved me Wink

GL with whatever your going to do, let us know when your site is up, cause the least we can do it look at it Smiley
Offline TheAnalogKid

JGO Coder


Projects: 2



« Reply #8 - Posted 2010-02-01 15:48:43 »

Quote
Shame to see you leaving. Clearly Oracle has other intentions with Java than most of us here would like to see.

Wish you well, and may your new endeavors be prosperous ones.
This express exactly what I want to say to you Chris.

Offline ChrisM

JGO Coder


Medals: 3
Projects: 1
Exp: 14 years


Luke...END OF LINE


« Reply #9 - Posted 2010-02-01 16:03:37 »

Kalh epityxia se oti kaneis Chris!

I would be interested to know why you're leaving actually. Does it have anything to do with Oracle's "Java gaming" strategy (or lack thereof)? Or is it some random reason we don't really need to know?

Efxaristo, Spasi.  And kalimera! I'll be able to explain more when PastPixels goes live.  More to come, for sure!

And thanks all, I appreciate it Smiley

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Offline Eli Delventhal

JGO Kernel


Medals: 42
Projects: 11
Exp: 10 years


Game Engineer


« Reply #10 - Posted 2010-02-01 17:19:06 »

Another thanks for making JGO exist. It's been a fun ride. Do let us know (if you can) a little bit beforehand if Oracle decides to jettison JGO - it would be nice to have some time to try to move the community elsewhere.

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Offline CommanderKeith
« Reply #11 - Posted 2010-02-01 17:35:00 »

Thanks for setting up a great community, and best wishes for the future!  Cool

Offline princec

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Medals: 404
Projects: 3
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Eh? Who? What? ... Me?


« Reply #12 - Posted 2010-02-01 17:41:34 »

Aww. I suspect this changes little Wink

Cas Smiley

Offline DzzD
« Reply #13 - Posted 2010-02-01 18:12:27 »

pastpixels ? pixels from the past ? hold game ? history ? cant wait to learn more !

good luck

Offline TheAnalogKid

JGO Coder


Projects: 2



« Reply #14 - Posted 2010-02-01 18:20:29 »

past pixels: 2D / retro gaming?  Smiley

Offline Alan_W

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Medals: 8
Projects: 3


Java tames rock!


« Reply #15 - Posted 2010-02-01 19:41:34 »

Thanks for hosting the community.  All the best with your new endeavour.

Time flies like a bird. Fruit flies like a banana.
Offline kappa
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Medals: 78
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★★★★★


« Reply #16 - Posted 2010-02-01 20:33:08 »

Well, the time has come for me to part ways with Sun Microsystems (now part of Oracle).
...
Onwards and upwards!

well good luck with the future.

btw what happens with JGO now?
who do we complain and bug if the server goes down? Smiley
any backup plan if Oracle decides, JGO is no longer need?

bit concerned about the future of JGO, now that your leaving.

JGO is my favorite forums and best best java gaming community. Again thx for all the great effort in making it what it is.

edit. also noticed the domain expires at the start of 2012, Oracle have any plans to renew it?
Offline Markus_Persson

JGO Wizard


Medals: 16
Projects: 19


Mojang Specifications


« Reply #17 - Posted 2010-02-01 20:51:35 »

Thank you, Chris, for everything! Good luck.
* Markus_Persson tips hat

(I actually wear a hat these days!)

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Offline pjt33
« Reply #18 - Posted 2010-02-01 22:53:51 »

pastpixels ? pixels from the past ? hold game ? history ? cant wait to learn more !
We do know he's preparing a display for the Smithsonian on the history of videogames. I would guess this to be related.
Offline kaffiene
« Reply #19 - Posted 2010-02-01 23:39:12 »

Wow.  That's an end of an era.  Thanks for all your contributions setting up this community and I'll be looking forward to seeing your new venture when it's up and running.

Stay in touch!
Offline CaptainJester

JGO Knight


Medals: 12
Projects: 2
Exp: 14 years


Make it work; make it better.


« Reply #20 - Posted 2010-02-02 00:05:00 »

Awesome job with JGO Chris.  Good luck in the future.

Offline bobjob

JGO Knight


Medals: 10
Projects: 4


David Aaron Muhar


« Reply #21 - Posted 2010-02-02 00:36:02 »

Happy to hear that your focused on moving forwards. With your energy and enthusiasm your sure to succeed in whatever it is you commit to.
And again like the rest have said, thanx for setting up a really good community.

Ill keeping an eye on pastpixel as soon as it goes live.

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Offline kevglass

JGO Kernel


Medals: 186
Projects: 24
Exp: 18 years


Coder, Trainee Pixel Artist, Game Reviewer


« Reply #22 - Posted 2010-02-02 01:28:54 »

Truly a sad day. Good luck Chris!

Kev

Offline noblemaster

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Medals: 20
Projects: 10


Age of Conquest makes your day!


« Reply #23 - Posted 2010-02-02 04:16:04 »

All the best & good luck with your future endeavors!  Smiley

Offline c_lilian

Senior Duke


Projects: 1


Java games will probably rock someday...


« Reply #24 - Posted 2010-02-02 06:08:46 »

Best luck with your new professional life and thanks for all you've done here !

... I'm really curious about this pastpixels thing Smiley

Lilian

Offline gouessej
« Reply #25 - Posted 2010-02-03 10:36:35 »

Who will do his best to encourage Oracle to invest some resources in gaming? There are almost no JVM on set-top boxes and ADSL boxes; as far as I know, only one video games machine uses Java (Odroid). It is still not possible to sell Java games on AppStore  Cry

Offline princec

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Medals: 404
Projects: 3
Exp: 16 years


Eh? Who? What? ... Me?


« Reply #26 - Posted 2010-02-03 11:05:49 »

The big question is: Why can't I run Java anywhere like I can run C code?

You know there's only one real answer to that.

Cas Smiley

Offline pjt33
« Reply #27 - Posted 2010-02-03 11:07:51 »

The big question is: Why can't I run Java anywhere like I can run C code?

You know there's only one real answer to that.
"You can't run C code anywhere"?
Offline princec

JGO Kernel


Medals: 404
Projects: 3
Exp: 16 years


Eh? Who? What? ... Me?


« Reply #28 - Posted 2010-02-03 11:10:28 »

Well... yes. Yes I can. Anywhere.

Cas Smiley

Offline gouessej
« Reply #29 - Posted 2010-02-03 11:34:27 »

The big question is: Why can't I run Java anywhere like I can run C code?

You know there's only one real answer to that.

Cas Smiley
What do you mean? Java SE for Embedded can be used on MIPS and ARM architecture. J2ME is already used on a lot of mobile phones. Maybe using Sun's J2ME commercially is too much expensive, this would explain why Google created the Dalvik VM.

Anyway, it is difficult to use Java for commercial games except on computers and mobile phones (excluding IPhone).

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