Switching away from Java

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Switching away from Java

Postby Pyrone89 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:42 pm

As everyone has been aware of, especially lately, Java is subject to abuse.

Wouldn't it therefore be wise to start stepping of Java in favor op Python 2.7.3 for example, as many people (including me now) do not want Java on their system, but are thus locked out of using PS3 Media Server.

Would like to here the thoughts on this.
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Re: Switching away from Java

Postby chocolateboy » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:25 pm

All software is susceptible to vulnerabilities, regardless of the language. The vulnerabilities you're referring to relate to the use of Java applets (run in the browser), not Java applications (run on the desktop/server):

Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2012-4681 wrote:These vulnerabilities are not applicable to Java running on servers or standalone Java desktop applications.
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Re: Switching away from Java

Postby helenseven » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:49 am

One of the reasons I like PMS is the fact its cross platform- which as you know is as a result of Java.
[I'm no developer, and maybe Python is also cross platform, but what I'm trying to say is I'd hate to see PMS lose its cross platform nature.]
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Re: Switching away from Java

Postby h6h » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:07 pm

The only reason Java is on my PC is because of PMS. I would be very happy if PSM moves away from Java. I am currently looking for an alternative to PMS because of Java.
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Re: Switching away from Java

Postby ExSport » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:26 pm

Because you don't like Java, devs will not learn another languages and/or limit others because lang will not be cross platform.
If you don't like it, don't use it. ;)
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Re: Switching away from Java

Postby lindsay » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:38 pm

Why not remove windows completly, there you have a huge security breach? :D
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Re: Switching away from Java

Postby mazey » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:04 am

this should be closed, the whole app is java based and changing it would involve starting from scratch and no reason to, java works on nearly every platform and works fine.
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