Vote for Java 6 on Leopard

I just couldn't wait... I looked up my tracking number on the Fedex web site and realized that the package had arrived at Sun's Broomfield campus. I locked my screen, made my way to the mail center and picked the boxes. One of these boxes contained my very own copy of Leopard.

I debated for a while whether to wait or install it. The excitement got the best of me so I loaded the DVD and started the installation.

It's only afterward that I realized that a very important piece was missing: Java 6. It wasn't there! Even the old preview didn't work anymore.

Like many others, I ranted, spammed Apple's feedback URL and bug submission web pages with comments about this very important missing component. And now, I'm adding my vote to the blogogpshere:


13949712720901 is the decimal notation for 0xCAFEBABE. This is the first 4 bytes in the files that contains the Java classes. I'm joined by Henry Story, David Van Couvering and others in spreading the word.

Not having Java 6 on my Mac forces me to do things like run Solaris under VMWare on my Mac. All of this so I can participate in the project that I'm working on. It's workable, but it's certainly foreign. It's certainly a lot less elegant than I would like it to be.

Obviously, I can't certainly make a big difference by myself. All you need to do to participate is to add


to your blog to show support for Java 6 on Leopard.