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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by apoclypse on Wed 9th May 2007 15:29 UTC
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i'm hoping to see Javafx become more prevalent. now that java is opensourced I think relying on closed proprietary plugins to get rich media content isn't in anyones best interest. What if adobe decides to take out a new version of flash with more features. Will the Linux plugin get updated or will it get postponed until two versions later like flash 9. Do we really want to rely on a technology that we have no control or say over, silver light is definitely not the way to go. \

What is needed is a front end to this technology. Something that an artist can use and if its free and opensource, you can bet users will use it. maybe something built on the eclipse framework with extensions for animation.

Edited 2007-05-09 15:34

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