Thursday, May 04, 2006
Java 6 last release to support PowerPC macs?
So while I've been considering dropping support for x86 CPUs older than 5 years (and I decided I won't do it, and just offer two boot images for x86 instead), Apple released a Java 6 beta for Intel macs a few days ago, indicating it will follow suit with a PowerPC version soon. However the word is that this will be the last release to support PowerPC macs. Just goes to show that "write once run anywhere(tm)(R)(C)" is a marketing myth, and indeed Java is one of the least portable languages out there.
at 2:33 PM