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From Andreas Hartmann <>
Subject Re: [OT] Mac OS X and Java development
Date Mon, 07 Apr 2008 22:54:01 GMT
Joerg Heinicke schrieb:
> On 03.04.2008 23:33, Jörg Heinicke (JIRA) wrote:
>> With Mac OS X I also have no access to the source code of the JDK.
> Which makes me wonder again how to do serious Java development with Mac 
> OS X. I know a few of you guys are using Mac OS X. How do you do it? 

Today I have faced the first real barrier: I had to convert a PKCS12 
keystore to JKS, which is only possible with JDK 6 (AFAIK), so I had to 
use a Windows machine for this task :(

-- Andreas

> Whenever I start this I get annoyed very fast. The missing Java sources 
> are only the tip of the iceberg. Every tree representation in Eclipse 
> just sucks. Keyboard navigation in Mac OS X is completely inconsistent, 
> especially with Java programs. There seems to be no serious SVN command 
> line client (or at least the CollabNet download page is just 
> self-linking at the moment: 
> And so on ... Windows 
> has also bunch of annoying issues but there is at least consistency and 
> usually there is a solution for everything. Do you guys all switch to 
> Linux when it comes to Java development? :)
> Joerg

Andreas Hartmann, CTO
BeCompany GmbH
Tel.: +41 (0) 43 818 57 01

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