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Re: FESco meeting summary for 20090507



On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 10:46 PM, Tom Lane <tgl redhat com> wrote:
> Adam Williamson <awilliam redhat com> writes:
>> On Mon, 2009-05-11 at 13:51 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
>>> Java is still a huge mess; there are any number of webapps that just
>>> plain don't work in 64-bit.  (I'm not sure this is Java's fault per se,
>>> but the fact remains that things don't work and the authors seem content
>>> to tell you to install a 32-bit browser instead of fixing their broken
>>> code...)
>
>> Hmm, that's nasty. I hadn't personally run across any of those yet,
>> which is I guess why I didn't know about it. Thanks for the info.
>
> I've run into it twice in the past two months for apps used inside Red
> Hat.  (Not developed inside Red Hat, I'm glad to say.)  This is out of a
> sample of exactly two apps, since I avoid webapps where I can.  So I
> admit I don't have a lot of data, but from here it looks like a problem.

Well if our java implementation is broken it should be broken for 32 bit too.
As for sun's java they have released a 64 bit plugin.

So this should be no longer relevant.


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