Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Jan 2007 18:58 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Java IBM has released an SDK for Java 6. Product binaries are available for Linux on x86 and 64-bit AMD, and AIX for PPC for 32- and 64-bits. In addition to supporting the Java SE 6 Platform specification, the new SDK also focuses on, Data sharing between Java Virtual Machines, Enhanced diagnostics information, Operating system stack backtraces, Updated jdmpview tool, platform stability, and performance.
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RE[2]: Not bad
by ormandj on Wed 24th Jan 2007 01:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Not bad"
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Having dealt with IBM on the same front/scale of project, I think the key part of your statement is "AIX". There is no Sun JVM on AIX (or at least - there wasn't back when I was working with it in '03). How can you compare the stability/bugginess/code cleanliness/etc of a non-existant package with an existing package?

Not getting into specifics, but I've dealt with IBM's older (Websphere/HATS/etc) stacks and their more recent stuff, and I've had a lot of "strange" things take place. Almost as a counter-point to your post, I've found Sun's Java much more stable assuming I stuck within the constraints of the provided libraries. Slapping in all kinds of third party frameworks into the mix can complicate things a bit. :p

That said, you won't see me running this SDK anytime soon!

Edited 2007-01-24 01:14

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