Well… there’s this issue I was wondering about Sun’s strategy on.
Availability. The big problem with Java, since day 1, was getting it installed where it needed to be. The first reason Flash pwned Java utterly was that they managed to get into OEM distribution early and remained there, whereas Java grew and grew to the point nobody could even be bothered to download it. The second reason Flash pwned Java was that it rarely ever went wrong whereas to this day nearly all applets are broken. Now, Flash on Mac OS has always been a bit sketchy, so here’s the one chance for Java to leapfrog it and get in there - but of course there’s this weird relationship between Apple and Sun that leaves us generations behind in JVMs and we’re unable to fix this (as developers) ourselves.
Also, what of the Wii, which has Flash?
So in a nutshell: is this new Update 10 going to actually start turning up places fast, with JavaFX, in all sorts of useful places?