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Twitter and ARM have been voted onto the executive of the Java Community Process (JCP), the committee that considers and oversees changes to Java. The JCP holds elections for its executive each year. Members are either “ratified” or “elected”. The former category appears to go to organisations with obvious stakes in Java's …

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A year is not enough

The JCP takes a year just to decide if they want digestive or bourbon biscuits at their next meeting.

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WTF?

Re: A year is not enough

People are still using Java?

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Re: A year is not enough

People are actually also using Windows and x86 and even Linux and C.

Your Face When cockwomble encounters industry standard.

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The company that admits no wrongdoing

> Goldman Sachs

LOL WHAT.

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Order of business...

They'll probably spend half a day deciding whether to continue bundling the utterly worthless Ask Toolbar that you have to opt out of, or something even worse with the JRE Windows installer. Oh wait, that's Oracle... nm.

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Re: Order of business...

No, it's Avira that bundles the Ask toolbar in their antivirus programs.

What, you clicked "No" to the install? Ah, you fool,the German firm Avira installs it anyway! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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"ARM has an obvious interest in Java's future, seeing as its CPU designs need to run it"

Umm, no ? ARM's chips don't execute JVM bytecode last time I looked...

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Re: ARM

Not directly obviously, but they are doing a lot of work to improve performance of java JVM on ARM, they worked with Sun on this and continue to work with orcale.

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There is zero need to run byte-code directly. Having good target architecture (concurrency, locking, read-barrier) is actually what takes to run Java better. For instance hardware read barrier allows for non-stop the world garbage collectors.

As for anyone running java, most of the big business does.

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Yep, that's what is needed...

a committee to point out the obvious.

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Re: Yep, that's what is needed...

Young lad! I have stories to tell....

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