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JavaFX Fail [Dec. 4th, 2008|11:19 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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I go to look at the JavaFX demos. I'm redirected by javafx.com to a URL that contains /mac-player.jsp. Write-once-run-anywhere, my ass. Sun's own URL is calling an end to that lie.

Then, after a long hang, my browser goes white and all the other windows and tabs hang and start spinning rainbow beachballs and I get a trust dialog:

After that Safari hung so hard I hand to force kill it a few times.

Good job.

I still don't know what JavaFX is.

[User Picture]From: muerte
2008-12-05 05:21 pm (UTC)
We have several vendors that have java interfaces to their equipment. When we ask them why Java, "because it will run on any OS!"

99.9% of the time that means, "it will run on Windows, using the exact version of Java we wrote it for. And don't you dare upgrade Java, even though that thing in the task bar prompts you every 30 minutes that there is a new version"

Linux support? Bah. Mac support? Maybe. Windows, probably as long as you have hte right Java version.

Java is a joke.
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