Tuesday, January 14, 1997 by Dave Winer.
The survey has been open for seven hours, 403 responses, many coming from Europe, Asia and Australia.
Here are my comments on the results so far.
It appears that the Mac OS (System 7) platform took a major hit last week. The No vote for Mac changed from 5 percent to 18 percent. The Yes and Unsure votes are equally decreased. However, while the trend is down, 70 percent of the developers plan to continue with the Mac OS.
There's a substantial increase in the No vote for Windows too, changing from 30 percent to 43 percent; and a decrease in the Yes vote, changing from 49 percent to 35 percent.
We were looking for a change in the Be votes, and it's there. Fewer developers are Unsure. Its Yes vote changed from 18 percent to 29 percent. The No vote is in the same range as before, so most of the switches came from the Unsure category.
It's interesting that today's Next vote looks much like the January 2 vote for Mac OS. 77 percent of the responses said Yes, 15 percent were Unsure, only 5 percent said no.
Current Mac developers are very interested in Java. Java is included as a platform choice this time but it was not offered as a choice in the first survey, so we can't look at changes. 53 percent said Yes, 36 percent are Unsure and 8 percent said No to the Java VM platform.
Unix numbers are largely unchanged, with roughly equal percentages saying Yes, Unsure and No.
For results of the earlier (January 2) poll:
For real-time results of the current poll:
There's still over 16 hours remaining in the second survey.