[Ffmpeg-devel] On2 Codec

Colin Ward lists
Wed Oct 5 03:32:07 CEST 2005

Rich Felker wrote:


>>>I was joking of course; I would not expect anyone to use Java for
>>>serious cross-platform work.
>>Recently, Java has become usable in the situations it was originally
>>intended for, i.e. cell phones, set top boxes, etc.  These
>>environments are much less diversified than PCs, and Java applications
>>can actually be truly portable between, for instance, cell phones of
>>different makes, using different architectures.
> I guarantee you, a cell phone running everything in java will have 1/2
> the battery life (or worse) of a phone with equivalent functionality
> all implemented in native code, all other factors being equal. Using
> java for mobile devices is completely idiotic. If you want
> portability, use C and ./configure && make && make install ... :)

   And as someone who works in the mobile industry, I can tell you that 
Java on mobile phones is WORSE than Java on the desktop.  It's a nightmare.

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