I need to discuss compatibility for Java development on OSX 10.8 Is SO the appropriate place for this or is it better suited for Ask Different?

Sample question:

With lion the first time java attempts to run it prompts you to download the JRE/JDK which I believe is still apple java and not the open JDK. Will this same behavior sill be there with Mountain Lion. (note we still need 1.6.x)

  • I'd lean towards SO, but you might want to give us a sample question. – Bill the Lizard Jul 25 '12 at 2:57

Do not ask in Ask Different. Almost anything programming related is explicitly excluded in the FAQ. Also remember that Stack Overflow is not for discussions, it is for specific questions. If you are looking to discuss, I would suggest going into chat and asking there.

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    Although downloading the JRE I would expect to be on topic on AskDifferent as any user would need to know that not just developers – mmmmmm Jul 25 '12 at 10:26
  • I actually did ask on AskDifferent specifically regarding the JRE/JDK and received an answer from someone using Mountain Lion and Java. – dstarh Jul 26 '12 at 13:26

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