As most of you know (but i say it to make it clear for everybody) : english is not my native tongue and i don’t have internet at home, during the day (only during the evening, for some hours).
But it’s not the reason of this topic. It’s something a bit more sad that i discovered today : firefox will drop (forever) te npapi support in firefox 53 (released march 2017).
So … it’s over ? It seems.
Java applet was amazing, one of the best thing with java : developing a game, and let user play it in the browser directly.
Bytecode was so much better, so much clever.
But it’s over. What our children will think about it ? “Ages ago, people was able to make applications in applications. But we didn’t fight for it, and now you have to use proprietary solutions for this”.
Yes, firefox drops npapi for java, but it will keep it for flash. Only for flash, actually, silverlight will not work.
I have not been wandering on the internet for quite a long time and, now … internet will never be the same. We lost that war, and chrome won.
I have a metal taste in the mouth and a deep sadness, like if somebody told me that a friend i have seen for a long time died in some distant place.
This, plus the stab that was the no swing support on android, plus the copycat-poprietary named c#, it seems that Java is dying.
Goodbye my friend. Will miss you.