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 fyysik on Thu 24th Jan 2008 10:49 UTC in reply to "What's thisJava thing?"
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Well. 85% of programmers here I know are Java-programmers.. And looking at open job position I suspect that it is situation for whole programming industry here. In web-centric era lot of things is happening behind your look/scene at servers.

So, it is matter of platform-popularity around programmers, not end-users. My son was active BeOS-user, until he got programmer education and job - and for long time he had hope for BeOS Java port - as it don't matter for Java, as you can guess, which platform to use for development. But then he dropped BeOS fully - not due lack of "end-user" apps. But just because lack of Java.

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