In the early days I used to program in Java, and I thought it was cool.
These days the closest I get to Java is when I install the JRE so I can do internet banking etc.
But lately, I have noticed that installing Java is a right royal PITA. Usually the install fails or hangs or takes literally half an hour to finish.
I am going off it pretty quickly as I have these hassles on different machines, different specs etc.
Then there was tonight. On one machine, Firefox died - Odd. It wouldn’t load the home page (which includes an applet). hang, and I mean REALLY hang. No task manager even for a while.
Then IE does exactly the same thing…wow. A quick reboot and I notice there is a JRE error log text file on my desktop. I figure the problem is with the JRE, I go to sun, install the latest version and no problems since.
So, and hour later. I am on the laptop this time and EXACTLY the same damn thing happens. Firefox won’t work anymore.
Is Java having some issues these days?