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Roldan Baldo
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im a little bit dismay when i heard this, is this true?
 
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Are you asking whether future versions of Windows will run (future) versions of Java? I've read nothing of the sort, and would be amazing to the point of stupidity if it turned out to be true. Where did you read this?
 
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my friend said that, javax comm is not updated in windows, he said that only in linux has new version (version 3) while in windows it is still version 2.
 
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The Java communications API is one of those packages that never seemed to have gotten any traction. As such, I doubt if there is much (if any) effort to enhance it, with any platform.


Regardless, how did you conclude the lack of support (of a package that has little support) to mean that ... Java itself will not longer be supported on windows?

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thanks, that clears my doubt, im sorry for posting that.. im just very confused. and may i ask another thing even if its kinda noob, is java still continuing in windows? is this not the end of java, because Gosling is not in sun anymore?
 
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Roldan Baldo wrote: is this not the end of java, because Gosling is not in sun anymore?


That is completely up to you to decide. I learned a long time ago that the only constant in IT is change. If you choose to believe that a open-source technology is going to die because of one person leaving Sun, that is perfectly okay -- your choice.

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What's more, I don't think Gosling has worked on the JRE, or the JDK, or the language itself, for the better part of a decade.
 
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Roldan Baldo wrote:my friend said that, javax comm is not updated in windows, he said that only in linux has new version (version 3) while in windows it is still version 2.

The Java Comm library is just one library. The fact that it is not being developed anymore and not supported on Windows anymore does not mean that Java itself will not be supported on Windows anymore. If you're looking for an alternative library for serial and parallel port communications, have a look at RXTX.

The fact that James Gosling is not working for Oracle anymore does not mean anything for the future of Java. The future of Java does not depend on one person (even if that person happens to be the one who invented it).
 
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why did they stop developing javax.comm? is RXTX the new solution?
 
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It's a question of priorities and resources. A good number of APIs and API implementations have fallen by the wayside over the years (JAI, JMF, Java3D come to mind). Since Java hasn't taken the desktop world by storm, and serial devices are mostly useful on the desktop, the decision in understandable. Plus, serial connections are going away in favor of USB, making further development a bit pointless.

And yes, RXTX is the open source alternative. The JavaIoFaq also lists some commercial options; it also mentions where to find a Windows implementation of the javax.comm API version 2 if that's sufficient for your purposes.
 
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thanks that clears me.
 
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