geoffrey said:Apparently its purely because in yet another masterpiece of defence procurement, the contract with EDS is written in such a way that if JPA doesn't work properly, the MOD (not EDS, whose fault it will be) has to pay for software problems to be corrected. And there's no money to do that.
I may have to retract my first reply. I've just noticed the bit about EDS being involved. I have to admit I didn't know that. You see EDS are also involved with my civvy employer. They provide the contract for the IT equipment. Absolute s***e. I don't think they have a lot to do with our version of JPA - probably why it works.