Re: [LAD] "bleeding edge html5" has interesting Audio APIs

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Date: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 10:36 am

David,

With the greatest respect to you, and I have a lot of sympathy with
your ideas of GUI's using browser / JS technology, your comments on
Java are bordering on FUD.  I also don't understand the general
anti-Java diatribe - it's a library, and it has its uses - why treat
it as somehow different to any other library.  It's still the best
performing VM out there.  Once JavaScript allows me to write a single
JIT'ed executable that runs cross-platform; links to JACK on Linux,
Windows and Mac; allows sub-5ms latency; and lets me drop live-coded
fragments into the audio graph - then it gets interesting, but until
then JS is still playing catchup! :-)

On 21 November 2011 01:15, David Robillard wrote:

Source???  Last stats I saw showed Java installs not far behind Flash.
 And if you take the "link your own VM" option (which is similar to
the suggestion re. webkit) it's irrelevant anyway.

> * Java is officially deprecated on Mac OS X.

hmm .. Java on Mac is actually looking rosier than it has in a long
time, now that development is taking place officially as part of
OpenJDK.

> * Java will never, ever be available by default on any Microsoft

That depends - lots of manufacturers install it by default.

> * Java is not included in the default installation of the overwhelming

Good!  Too many distros install far too much by default.  It's a
library, it's a dependency, and it's there if it's needed.

> * Java requires software installation of some variety (unless you're

Applets?  God, no! :-)  I've no problem with installation though.  As
I said before, I don't necessarily see web-apps as the ultimate way
forward - I personally think the app-store model will hold out because
a) app-stores allow certain companies to keep their walled gardens,
and b) writing for the browser is always going to be writing to the
lowest common denominator.

> * Java recently has acquired a lot of legal questions making it not

Nothing that affects OpenJDK though.

> * There are many cutting edge modern browser implementations, and

A dinosaur that the others are still trying to catch up with, mind you!

> Regardless, if I may take the liberty of speaking for this community,

And I'll take the liberty of saying I think that's a daft attitude to
have! :-)  If the application performs a function I need, then I'll
consider using it, regardless of what technology underlies it.

Best wishes, Neil

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Re: [LAD] "bleeding edge html5" has interesting Audio APIs, Neil C Smith, (Mon Nov 21, 10:36 am)
Re: [LAD] "bleeding edge html5" has interesting Audio APIs, David Robillard, (Mon Nov 21, 6:40 pm)
Re: [LAD] "bleeding edge html5" has interesting Audio APIs, David Robillard, (Mon Nov 21, 7:19 pm)
Re: [LAD] "bleeding edge html5" has interesting Audio APIs, David Robillard, (Mon Nov 21, 7:49 pm)
Re: [LAD] "bleeding edge html5" has interesting Audio APIs, Rui Nuno Capela, (Mon Nov 21, 9:55 pm)
Re: [LAD] "bleeding edge html5" has interesting Audio APIs, David Robillard, (Mon Nov 21, 10:03 pm)
Re: [LAD] "bleeding edge html5" has interesting Audio APIs, Patrick Shirkey, (Mon Nov 21, 11:46 pm)
Re: [LAD] "bleeding edge html5" has interesting Audio APIs, Nick Copeland, (Mon Nov 21, 10:42 pm)
Re: [LAD] "bleeding edge html5" has interesting Audio APIs, David Robillard, (Mon Nov 21, 11:33 pm)
Re: [LAD] "bleeding edge html5" has interesting Audio APIs, Gordon JC Pearce, (Mon Nov 21, 11:37 pm)
Re: [LAD] "bleeding edge html5" has interesting Audio APIs, Fons Adriaensen, (Mon Nov 21, 10:58 pm)
Re: [LAD] "bleeding edge html5" has interesting Audio APIs, David Robillard, (Mon Nov 21, 11:33 pm)
Re: [LAD] "bleeding edge html5" has interesting Audio APIs, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Tue Nov 22, 11:33 am)
Re: [LAD] "bleeding edge html5" has interesting Audio APIs, Fons Adriaensen, (Tue Nov 22, 1:54 pm)
Re: [LAD] "bleeding edge html5" has interesting Audio APIs, Fons Adriaensen, (Tue Nov 22, 3:03 pm)
Re: [LAD] "bleeding edge html5" has interesting Audio APIs, Fons Adriaensen, (Tue Nov 22, 3:32 pm)
Re: [LAD] "bleeding edge html5" has interesting Audio APIs, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Tue Nov 22, 1:59 pm)
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