• Subject: RE: "Client Access" for Linux
  • From: "Stone, Brad V (TC)" <bvstone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 07:35:26 -0600

Why don't they tell you that when they say "Java is portable"?  It's
convieniently left out.

So, it should be..

"Our application uses Java, which is 100% portable*."

* Java portability depends on the JVM installed on your machine.  It also
only applies to applications, not servlets, beans or applets.  So, chances
are since we wrote this for M$, it will only work on M$ just like if we had
programmed this in VB exclusivly for M$, except it will run slower.  But
hey, it sold the product, didn't it?  And please don't ask us how to tell
which JVM you have installed.    

*snicer*

Brad

> -----Original Message-----
> From: McCallion, Martin [mailto:MccalliM@Midas-Kapiti.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2000 6:21 AM
> To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
> Subject: RE: "Client Access" for Linux
> 
> 
> > "... or any OS installed with a compliant Java VM"
> > 
> > What does this mean?  Are there different versions of JVMs on 
> > different
> > OS's?  
> 
> Of course there are.  Remember, the JVM is the layer between the Java
> bytecodes and the actual operating system.  As such, the JVM is
> effectively an application native to the operating system.  
> You wouldn't
> expect IBM's JVM for OS/400 to run on Windows NT, would you?
> 
> > If M$ has their own, does this mean it only works on 
> > M$?  
> 
> Exactly.  You couldn't run a Windows JVM on a Sun any more than you
> could run WRKDBF on Windows CE.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Martin.
> 
> 
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