> On Sun, 2011-11-20 at 06:04 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Except that while java 6 stayed stable for several years it allowed people
who just wanted to get things done and not have to worry about the
constant hassle of dependencies and upgrades to work on improving the
features of their software.
However now that java 6 has been deprecated and Oracle is being so painful
many people will move away from java.
That still won't solve the problem of maintaining stability. It is nice to
be able to easily compile and install software that has been recently
updated on older machines that run perfectly well for everything else that
they have been painstakingly setup to handle without having to completely
rebuild the OS every 6 months to keep up with all the changes.
Even installing jack on older systems can be a royal pita let alone all
the older apps that are no longer working on newer versions of various
systems due to the devs not keeping up with the latest advancements.
Stability of a functioning build environment does have it's merits.
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