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    I received this short email back from Steve Jobs regarding Java on OS X.

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    1. Scott Fraser 42 months ago | reply

      Here's the text copypasta from the email:


      Sun (now Oracle) supplies Java for all other platforms. They have their own release schedules, which are almost always different than ours, so the Java we ship is always a version behind. This may not be the best way to do it.

      Sent from my iPhone

      On Oct 21, 2010, at 8:36 PM, Scott Fraser wrote:

      Mr. Jobs:

      I am the CTO and founder of a Software company based in Philadelphia. We create and sell Enterprise software into the health care space.

      Our software is Java based, and runs on both the server and the desktop. We have been in business for over 12 years now, and are a healthy growing company with about 180 employees.

      I am a big Apple customer, as is my company. We love developing and testing Java based software on OS X.

      Today in the news were stories like this:

      and here's another example:

      I am hoping you would consider commenting either to me or via your PR channels what are the future plans for the Java programming language and platform on OS X?

      One last note - a growing trend over the last few years at all the software conferences I attend is the popularity of the Macbook laptops. Go to any non-Microsoft focused developers conference and the rooms are typically dominated by Mac laptops. One major reason for this is that OS X is a great platform for Java developers.


      Scott Fraser
      CTO, Portico Systems

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    2. Scott Fraser 42 months ago | reply

      Interesting discussion of this email on Hacker News:

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