Apple is deprecating Java! See: developer.apple.com. Quote:
As of the release of Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 3, the version of Java that is ported by Apple, and that ships with Mac OS X, is deprecated.
This means that the Apple-produced runtime will not be maintained at the same level, and may be removed from future versions of Mac OS X. The Java runtime shipping in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, and Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, will continue to be supported and maintained through the standard support cycles of those products.
Am so glad of this. Sooo glad. Death to you, Sun Microsystems, and your Java fuck. Thank you for your incredible unscrupulous marketing lies and lawsuit gaming.
12 years ago, the creator of tcl, John K Ousterhout, wrote a well known article〈Scripting: Higher Level Programming for the 21st Century〉 at Source. It is finally coming true in recent years.