5 settembre 2009
Complice la notifica di un aggiornamento di Java per OS X, questa mattina ho fatto una pessima scoperta: al momento Namoroka (Firefox 3.6) e le nightly basate sul codice del trunk non dispongono del supporto al plugin Java.
Leggendo i commenti al bug 510035, la situazione è tutt’altro che rosea.
Since the decision was made (in mid-2008) to drop OJI and the JEP from what was at the time “the trunk”, Josh and I have assumed that 1) Apple would release their port of Sun’s Java Plugin2 around the time they released OS X 10.6; and 2) the first release without OJI/JEP would happen sometime in 2010 (i.e. well after Apple had released Java Plugin2).
Both of these assumptions have proved to be incorrect.
Josh has ruled out restoring OJI on the trunk, and I basically agree with him — OJI hasn’t been maintained for a long time, and there’s nobody both willing and able to maintain it.