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: Does a good IDE exist yet
by Nycran on Wed 9th May 2007 14:56 UTC
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Thanks kap1, I'll check out netbeans! I think this is a very smart move by Sun.

Just for the record, what is your opinion of the start up time, operational speed and feel of swing apps these days? Are there any disadvantages of using Java over .NET?

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