At 08:02 AM 6/2/00 -0700, Dan Bornstein wrote:
>The main thing is that MacOS X isn't an officially supported product yet.
>Apple has released betas/previews/etc., but I don't think there's supposed
>to be a supported release until at least the end of the year. After that,
>they will no doubt continue to support MacOS 9 for a while. Hopefully
>sometime before then, there will be a supported MRJ that does Java 1.3 on X
>*and* 9. Maybe Bill Frantz can work his connection(s) to give us the
>lowdown on what we can expect.
We discussed this issue over dinner last night. The basic information is that MacOS 9 will probably never support Java > 1.1. MacOS X (pronounced OS ten) now supports 1.2 and will support 1.3 when it ships. OS X is expected to ship as a public beta this summer, and ship as a final early next year.
OS X is a Mach kernel supporting a BSD Unix layer supporting several MacOS compatibility environments. The Mach and BSD portions are open source.
Peri agrees with MarkM that Java 1.2 isn't up to Javasoft's normal quality levels, but 1.3 has the potential to be commercial quality. She suggests skipping 1.2 entirely for this reason.