Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th May 2007 10:08 UTC, submitted by Ford Prefect
Java Sun Microsystems has announced the release of an open-source version of its Java Development Kit for Java Platform Standard Edition. Sun has contributed the software to the OpenJDK Community as free software under the GNU GPLv2. Sun also announced that OpenJDK-based implementations can use the JCK (Java SE 6 Technical Compatibility Kit) to establish compatibility with the Java SE 6 specification. OpenBSD has already started importing the release.
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Possible innovation
by Laurence on Wed 9th May 2007 10:48 UTC
Laurence
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2007-03-26

Maybe I'm being a tad optimistic, but hopefully this will lead to advancements in Java IDEs that will offer developers a chance to build applets in as straightforward method for non-programmers as it is to build Flash.

So maybe (hopefully) there's a good chance Java can reclaim some lost ground against Adobe and make things that much more awkward for Microsoft's Silverlight.

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Edited 2007-05-09 10:54

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