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Old 10-26-2012, 10:53 PM   #647
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Originally Posted by heliosj228 View Post
Well, I can properly unzip a set of files. And none of this changes the fact they're using Java (again, an OS neutral platform) and not allowing all operating systems to use it.
I don't think you understand what that actually means. I can pretty much guarantee you that Ford is using listRoots() to get the drives, which for *NIX systems will return "/" only. It's not going to know about your mounted volumes. If they say they support Macs (no clue whether it says so or not) then it's probably because they can just enumerate /Volumes. Java is architecture neutral, but it isn't development neutral. What do you want them to do, check the os.name and start calling system binaries if it's *nux/*nix to check that info? There's no way in hell I would let an applet do that, especially knowing Ford's programming track record. Not to mention complaining about them not going out of their way to accommodate an OS with negligible desktop penetration is ridiculous. If you've been using *NIX systems for any length of time you should understand and be used to this.
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