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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Does a good IDE exist yet
by Nycran on Wed 9th May 2007 14:36 UTC
Nycran
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2006-02-06

A question for Java developers: Does there exist an IDE for Java that can make building a GUI app as painless and quick as building an app in .NET? My experience from a few years ago was that, whilst Java is fantastic for server based apps, it kinda sucks for rapid desktop application development. If there's still a problem here it would be great if the community can address it.

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