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Offline zammbi

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« Posted 2011-01-18 11:04:00 »

Just saw that Java web store no longer exists - seems for a while too.

Was quite disappointed in hearing that.

Was there any official explanation?
I'm guessing what ever code that was written for it is locked up and never to be seen again?

Well I guess there is the chrome web store, and intel seems to have AppUp which I haven't looked into yet.

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2011-01-18 11:40:53 »

IMO it was a good decision to cancel the Java web store. It was doomed to fail if it had been released in a form anyway similar to the preview builds. JavaFX 1.x was horrible and not ready to be released to the public (IMO), building a store client out of it to represent the whole of Java would have been a disaster.
Offline erikd

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2011-01-18 20:09:21 »

Good riddance if you ask me. If you aren't going to do it right, leave it to someone who will.
Sorry to sound so cynical, but it screamed 'half arsed' from day 1.

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Offline JL235

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2011-01-23 15:39:38 »

It was an example of everything that was wrong with Sun in regards to client-side Java; a cool ideas left partially implemented with no real business direction.

Offline xinaesthetic

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2011-01-25 17:39:14 »

It was an example of everything that was wrong with Sun in regards to client-side Java; a cool ideas left partially implemented with no real business direction.
Sounds about right.
Offline princec

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2011-01-25 20:00:58 »

Mediocrity rules corporate America. I wonder sometimes how it has managed to become the powerhouse it is. Probably by squandering its vast natural resources. Hopefully I'll be very dead when they run out.

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« Reply #6 - Posted 2011-01-25 21:17:03 »

I wonder who has validated Java Web Store when first version was publicly available, this was probably the biggest mistake, and ... ( maybe only tested on few lastest computer fully up to date, where everything was doing well ? )

Offline philfrei
« Reply #7 - Posted 2011-01-25 21:20:21 »

I will miss it, some. It was through the Java Store that I found Jagex (a neat little zombie game of theirs) which in turn led me to Runescape.

I was hoping to have some product for the store, eventually, but if I remember correctly, they were charging a fair bit to display and sell a program. One had to be confident of 100's of sales, or consider it advertising cost, I think, to justify the expense--but my memory is hazy and could be wrong.

Are there other venues for selling Java Games?

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Offline princec

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« Reply #8 - Posted 2011-01-25 21:41:57 »

I wonder who even agreed to the whole damned concept of the Java Store. They should probably have been thrown from the 13th floor then and there. Along with the nerd who dreamt it up.
Meanwhile whichever fools it was who managed to block getting Java on to iPhone and gPhone (it was Sun's fault not Apple's or Google's), kneecapped JavaFX2.0, and persistently managed to make decisions such that applets and webstart remain crappy to this day, are probably enjoying a nice deeply ensconced position somewhere buried in middle management at Oracle, safe for the next 10 years until someone notices they're a waste of space.

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« Reply #9 - Posted 2011-01-25 21:54:15 »

Meanwhile whichever fools it was who managed to block getting Java on to iPhone and gPhone (it was Sun's fault not Apple's or Google's), kneecapped JavaFX2.0, and persistently managed to make decisions such that applets and webstart remain crappy to this day, are probably enjoying a nice deeply ensconced position somewhere buried in middle management at Oracle, safe for the next 10 years until someone notices they're a waste of space.

Well there is always hope that they got cut loose somewhere in the massive Sun lay-offs and resignations Smiley

Lets hope Oracle are able to turn it round for Java. Oracle do seem to have a better track record at actually delivering the stuff they promise and they seem to have made some harsh but good decisions for Java so far. Early information on JavaFX 2.0 also look promising and they seem to be moving in the right direction after all these years.
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Offline princec

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« Reply #10 - Posted 2011-01-25 21:55:16 »

No, they're still there. You might not have noticed but all the awesome engineers left Sun just before or after the takeover.

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« Reply #11 - Posted 2011-01-25 22:01:43 »

oh in that case it sucks, but yeh did notice alot of the good engineers are gone.
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