The first Apple official to comment on Apple's plans for Java in the wake of its new alliance with Microsoft has had a bob each way.
In a brief message to Apple's Macintosh Runtime for Java developer list, Java product manager Will Iverson has avowed support for all 100% Pure Java applications - but not ruled out supporting Microsoft's own Java extensions in the MacOS.
Iverson says "it is too early to make specific statements" on support of AFC, J/Direct and other Microsoft extensions to Java and "we will be announcing more details in the future."
Apple will continue to develop the MRJ, its own system-level Java environment "now and into the future," says Iverson. "We expect to incorporate Microsoft technology as appropriate to ensure compatibility with the Microsoft Java Virtual Machine for Windows as a superset of Java."
Apple will not ship the Microsoft/Metrowerks Java VM in place of MRJ, he says, "and we plan to continue to enhance and integrate MRJ with the Mac OS."