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Subject:   Java3D?
Date:   2003-03-13 09:13:53
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Java3D?

Why java3D?
We are developing scientific software in java and we need a 3d plot package. The choice of the project is visad that needs java3d.

If this won't be available for Macs our Apple computers will be out of the game and be replaced by wintel or linux boxes.
Who wants that????

If Apple decides to support java, it would be necessary to support all of java. Otherwise macs are no platform for java programs because not all programs run on the mac.


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  • Java3D?
    2003-04-09 09:37:33  anonymous2 [View]

    We also work with VisAD-based tools and the absence of Java3D for the mac means that I have to use wintel boxes for all my presentations.

    I also agree with Michael about Apple needing to support all of Java. Worried about the lack of full Java support and the lag behind Sun releases, I hesitated about purchasing a mac to do my development work. Luckily, Eclipse has a mac drop.
  • Java3D?
    2003-04-07 15:35:28  anonymous2 [View]

    Press the point with Apple.

    They seem oblivious to it.

    I might have considered buying a Mac some time back -- if they'd had a Java 3D timetable. Without it (and initially and more troubling a 1.4.1 timetable), it is clear that for all forms of programming -- even Java -- the Mac will remain a troubled backwater.
    • Java3D?
      2003-08-27 12:13:03  feinberj [View]

      I would like to see Java3D on the Mac. I am currently working with a package "JOElib", an open source Java package for performing computational chemistry tasks. One of its functions is the ability to draw molecules, and it will not function without Java3D.