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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RE: Possible innovation
by sard on Wed 9th May 2007 11:44 UTC in reply to "Possible innovation"
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With Java 6 browsers still grinds to a complete halt for 10-20 seconds to load an applet (3Ghz 1G ram PC). There is precisely 0% chance of it ever competing with Flash online until a JRE is recoded from the ground up to start up instantly and install seamlessly.

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