• Subject: Re: "Client Access" for Linux
  • From: "Bob Luebbe" <bluebbe@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 08:42:42 -0600

JVM 1.3 is required.  To get the JVM 1.3 for LINUX, go to SUN's web site of
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stone, Brad V (TC)" <bvstone@taylorcorp.com>
To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2000 7:35 AM
Subject: RE: "Client Access" for Linux


> 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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