Java One 2006 - Second day results - 1 year later

I've made an assumption regarding to the Java 6 for Mac OS X release schedule during the last year JavaOne conference - how wrong I was then. Unfortunately, due to a really strange reasons, the Apple has decided to postpone the release of the Leopard:

Apple Statement

iPhone has already passed several of its required certification tests and is on schedule to ship in late June as planned. We can’t wait until customers get their hands (and fingers) on it and experience what a revolutionary and magical product it is. However, iPhone contains the most sophisticated software ever shipped on a mobile device, and finishing it on time has not come without a price — we had to borrow some key software engineering and QA resources from our Mac OS X team, and as a result we will not be able to release Leopard at our Worldwide Developers Conference in early June as planned. While Leopard's features will be complete by then, we cannot deliver the quality release that we and our customers expect from us. We now plan to show our developers a near final version of Leopard at the conference, give them a beta copy to take home so they can do their final testing, and ship Leopard in October. We think it will be well worth the wait. Life often presents tradeoffs, and in this case we're sure we've made the right ones. [Apr 12, 2007]

It is still unknown though if the Java 6 will be available for Leopard only but I have no hope to see anything of release quality sooner than October taking into account the total number of Java-related sessions announced for upcoming WWDC, namely:
  1. 518 Real-world WebObjects Solutions
  2. 138 Discover Java on Mac OS X Leopard
  3. 535 Bring Your Java Application to Mac OS X Leopard

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