Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 22:05 UTC, submitted by koki
BeOS & Derivatives The OpenJDK Porters Group approved by a unanimous vote the proposal submitted by the recently formed Haiku Java Team to port OpenJDK to Haiku. This makes Haiku the first OS platform to be sponsored by the Porters Group, and it means that the port is now officially part of the OpenJDK family of projects endorsed by Sun. The team already has a mailing list and a project home page; a mercurial repository is also on its way. Team lead Bryan Varner gives his latest update here on his blog.
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RE: What's thisJava thing?
by umccullough on Thu 24th Jan 2008 02:33 UTC in reply to "What's thisJava thing?"
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Perhaps the right question is: If you ran across a website that embedded some "rich" functionality beyond what can be done with a standard web browser with javascript - would you rather it was a Java applet, Flash, or maybe even something new such as Silverlight?

I know which answer I would choose.

Furthermore, given that Haiku (and BeOS) is still lacking in an abundance of good, modern software in all categories - Java has plenty of opportunity to fill gaps that will exist until application developers catch up with Haiku and write native apps.

Anyhow, I'm certainly no Java zealot - but come on...

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