an uproar in the Mac/Java developer community yesterday when a statement contained in Apple documentation appeared to indicate that Java on OS X would be deprecated (left outdated with no more updates.)
Scott Fraser, CTO and Co-Founder of healthcare information technology provider Portico Systems of Blue Bell,
went straight to the source, emailing Steve Jobs for an answer.
And he got a response.
"“Our software is Java based and runs both on the server and the desktop. We have been in business for over 12 years now and are a healthy growing company with about 180 employees”, Fraser wrote in his email, which he posted on his Flickr account.
The reply, in Jobs' name, said "Sun (now Oracle) supplies Java for all other platforms. They have their own release schedules, which are almost always different than ours, so the Java we ship is always a version behind. This may not be the best way to do it.”