Ja, Ja, Java 1.4


macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 19, 2002
Oyeregui, Spain
From Apple:

Q: When will Apple have an implementation of J2SE 1.4 available?

A: We're now providing an early version of our 1.4 implementation, the Java 1.4 Developer Preview, to all seeded ADC members. This pre-release has only been qualified against the WWDC Jaguar seed, and has not been qualified against any other seeds/builds. The product development cycle includes plans to seed a prerelease version of the J2SE v1.4.1 to developers. Specific dates for further releases have not been determined and are in part dependent upon Sun's release schedule.
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Anything about this ?
Jaguar is here.
Sun's Java1.4 is here.
Where is my Apple's 1.4 JVM ?
Where is the best Java Plattform ?
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Moderator emeritus
Jun 25, 2002
Gone but not forgotten.
It takes more time to integrate into Mac OS X because the java threads are Mach threads. There's a lot more to making the best implementation, the best. :)

It shouldn't take more than a couple of months more to do it right.


macrumors 6502
Aug 31, 2002
The official reason for the hold up, and this comes from a developer conference from Apple, is they are completely reworking a lot of the code. Someone else would need to explain exactly how it works since I have no familiarity with Java but currently a lot of Apple's java implementation uses Carbon and they had hit limitations in what they wanted to do so everything that used carbon is now switching to cocoa.

This is why 1.4 is going to be amazingly late (they mentioned a month or two in the conference). However there are quite a few benefits once the switch is complete.