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Wed Mar 31 05:59:33 PST 2004
> I don't see java as mainstream on a server. Java apps are, but they
> are delivered to the delivered to the client for processing. The
> server doesn't need it.
I know a lot has been said about this and I *really* apologize in
advance if I sound like lecturing or advocating Java, this is not my
intention. But I do want to make a point clear.
Nowadays Java is server-based, that´s what the whole J2EE thing is
about. Lots of companies that used to base their systems on Microsoft
stuff are switching to Linux+Java. Is this good enough as far as open
source goes? Definitelly not. But I think it is easier to move your
business to 100% open source when you already run Linux, so Java might
help a bit here, and for the time being I think of it as something "good".
Now, I will be the first to admit I lack the technical skills to
judge how hard it would be to support Java in HLFS (which is the main
reason I have been here for over a month without posting). What I am
trying to say is, I think there are more people out there like me, who
support open source and work with the Linux+Java combo because that is
the only thing some people will buy that is not Microsoft, and we really
could use a reference that teaches how to harden Linux that does not
lock Java completely out.
Having said all that, I look forward to see more technical
discussions on the topic, and if Java is ruled out because of technical
issues, I can live with that. But please do not underestimate the
importance of supporting it on server side, nowadays you either do Java
on the server side or you do not do it at all.
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