Installing Java… in doubts
December 9, 2008 1 Comment
Of course I have no serious doubts about Java. But often when I install new version on Windows they get back to me. This is how Installer screen looks like:
I hope you know what I mean. Jittered picture in the left corner, more jittered in the right corner and that OpenOffice promotion… geez, I hope more people will not hate OpenOffice because of this ugly screen. 🙂 Sometimes I am nitpicking – but this time I don’t see this as a little detail. It’s 2008, 13 years after Java launched and virtually anybody’s little project has much nicer (yet perhaps simpler) splash-screens and/or installers. Maybe it’s just my computer and/or Windows XP, but I don’t buy it, really. Even than it’s only Java installer that looks so ugly! In moments like this I really appreciate that self-extracting command-line installation on Solaris/Linux.
As a side-note to “Java on desktop” topic: I’ve also recently read news about the future of SwingX API and I’m a bit worried. I ask myself what’s the future of Java on desktop? It was never a complete success story, but it was still better and better. Now I’m not sure. And that ugly installer only makes me think even worse about it. Still – I’m a Java professional – but imagine how scarred must common users be! 😉