Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Jan 2008 20:35 UTC, submitted by koki
BeOS & Derivatives According to a news post on the Haiku project website, a new port team is being formed to bring Java technologies to the Haiku platform. The goal of the Haiku Java Team is to port OpenJDK to Haiku, and they would like to see the port included within the structure of Sun's OpenJDK project. The Haiku developers have already been in contact with members of the OpenJDK Porters Group to pursue their objective, and a formal proposal has also been submitted for consideration by the OpenJDK project. The Haiku Java Team is an initiative lead by Bryan Varner, who together with Andrew Bachmann worked on the port of Java to BeOS in the past (demo video).
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RE: Wah wah wah
by bryanv on Sat 5th Jan 2008 01:44 UTC in reply to "Wah wah wah"
bryanv
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This is the kind of post I love to read.

How do you eat an elephant?

One spoonful at a time.


Likewise with Haiku, by tackling huge efforts like this, we inevitably have to finish, revise, improve, and complete parts of the OS that have been or are missing, defunct, incomplete, etc.

It's very likely that the things that keep us from being self-hosting are the very things we'll need to overcome to port OpenJDK.

OpenJDK will inevitably attract new developers to the project. This means more people who are capable of fixing, fleshing out, and finishing things within Haiku itself -- even if it is for their own curious or selfish desires.

In the end, we all benefit.

Projects like WebKit and OpenJDK aren't just narrow-minded, one-trick ponies. They breed a larger community as well as improve the quality and quantity of code in Haiku.

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