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Oracle Removes Java Signatures, Breaking Webstart 198

Posted by timothy
from the is-this-your-homework-larry dept.
sproketboy writes "It seems Oracle has decided in their infinite wisdom to remove digital signatures from the Java projects that they put into the open source community. Of course this breaks any application out there depending on Java Webstart using these libs. Looks like Java3D and JAI are currently affected — probably other APIs are as well. Oh Oracle! What are we supposed to do with you?"
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Oracle Removes Java Signatures, Breaking Webstart

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  • Re:Die! (Score:5, Funny)

    by Chrisq (894406) on Thursday September 22, 2011 @08:32AM (#37478474)

    Die Java! Die! Go Oracle! Kill this shitastic language! Once it's dead, the horde of Java "programmers" can go back to being fry cooks like they were before Java was created.

    fry cook! If only .... I was a C++ programmer

  • by binkzz (779594) on Thursday September 22, 2011 @01:26PM (#37482050) Journal

    Are there alternatives to Java? Mandatory bounds checking, garbage collection and all that implies, and inability to break type safety combined with good execution speed are not easy to implement, especially in a multi-platform way.

    I hear good things about Flash. They just released a new version so I'm certain it'll be around for a while.

No problem is so large it can't be fit in somewhere.