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From Fernando Cassia <>
Subject Re: Rewrite AOO in JAVA
Date Fri, 31 Aug 2012 18:53:18 GMT
On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 7:32 AM, Niall  Martin
<> wrote:
> I would have thought the developers would be cautious on this one. Many security experts
seem to
> regard Java as dangerously buggy.

Oh for God´s sake. Lots of software has "critical" security updates
during its lifetime... Including the Linux kernel. Microsoft´s own
.Net has "critical security updates" every "patch tuesday" yet I don´t
see the same level of paranoia and Reuters advising people to
"uninstall .Net". Yet, Java always get the scaremongering. It´s no
surprise, really, since Microsoft has been hard at work to derail Java
since its inception (see "operation Sunblock", 1997)

In fact, the latest security scare was with regards to Java usage on
web browsers (java plug-in), not Java used for desktop apps.

And for the record, it´s been fixed yesterday with the release of Java
7 update 7.
There´s even Java 7u7 OpenJDK builds for OSX too...


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