Microsoft Extends MS Java's Shelf Life
I know this has been on everyone’s minds lately. Microsoft’s Java Virtual Machine Implementation was about to lose all support this year, then Sun (or Mr. McNealy for that matter) decided to show up and kiss the ring on Gates’ finger and now the world is good again.
The news isn’t all positive for MSJVM advocates, however. Microsoft currently is not planning any future support for the MSJVM after 2007. After that date, “there will be no enhancements to the MSJVM. Microsoft products and SKUs currently including the MSJVM will continue to be retired or replaced by versions not containing the MSJVM on a schedule to be announced,” the text on the Microsoft site said.
Well now those advocates have 3 years to sit on their hands.