[App_rpt-users] IPAD and JAVA

Bryan D. Boyle bdboyle at bdboyle.com
Thu Feb 9 08:17:12 EST 2012

On 2/8/12 8:19 PM, Fran wrote:
> I have an IPad and would like to run the Allstar Portal software however the Ipad does NOT support JAVA at this time, is there any app that might help.

Not in the predictable future. Nor flash.  Not on this platform.  And 
considering the number of times in a week that Adobe seemingly pushes 
out a security patch for flash, I'm thinking that our friends at Apple 
were correct not to include that capability (and Adobe has announced 
that it's migrating away from it...in favor of HTML5).

Java is a bloated (sorry, it is...reminds me of ADA) language that 
doesn't fit well into the i-whatever ecosystem.  It runs ok on the 
full-size machines, but, I'm thinking that having it on a tablet or 
iPhone would really push the envelope.

There are some work-arounds such as cloud-browse, but, you will then be 
working through an intermediate layer to get to where you want to be, 
which will have an impact on your performance.

Echolink for the iPad works just fine, though.  Use it all the time.  As 
do a couple of other iax clients.

Just don't expect Java to show up (unless you jailbreak your device) any 
time soon.

Just my $.02.

In this world, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.
Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant.
You may quote me.

Sent from my MacBook Pro.

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