Good on oracle for making another cool move away from windoze. Their new server manager console is now available on other platforms. I noticed in change assistant that you can download the SUN, LINUX or INTEL version of server manager console in 18.104.22.168. That is nice!
I’m trying to think of what is next to kill off the reliance on windows… Well, it’s going to be that pesky fat client. Let’s be honest, that is not going to go away in a hurry. But what if you did not need a fat client. If you were not creating DLL’s locally or more specifically you were not creating DLL’s that needed to be used on client machines – there is NO reason that you need a wintel deployment server. I’m quite doubtful that FDA and RDA are going to be written in JAVA, but stranger things have happened.
We need to think that if JDEdwards could have it’s time again, there would be no thick client on windows (knowing what it knows now). You’d be using JDeveloper as your IDE. I guess that is one of the nice things about JDEdwards though, it’s got an eclectic pedigree.