Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th May 2006 15:17 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Java "We have just released Java SE 6.0 Release 1 Developer Preview 1 and it is currently only available for Intel-based Macintosh computers. We will be releasing a DP in the near future for PPC also. We just wanted to get 1.6 out as fast as possible."
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RE: And so it begins...
by snowbender on Thu 4th May 2006 19:42 UTC in reply to "And so it begins..."
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AFAIK, Apple gets the source code for the JDK from Sun and then ports it to OSX. I assume this is easier for x86, since the Sun JDK already runs on x86 hardware (solaris, linux, windows). Apple needs to do all the architecture dependent code for ppc and ppc64.
I guess that's why they need more time. Let's hope it does not take them as long as for the Java 5 port. But this preview release for x86 gives me good hopes for that.

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