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[2]: What's thisJava thing?
by TQH ! on Thu 24th Jan 2008 12:39 UTC in reply to "RE: What's thisJava thing?"
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I'm one too. Java rocks.

Unfortunatly Swing's threading forces everyone to learn threading to write a good app, but most don't. So what users percieve as slow Java is just a messed up GUI where everything is waiting for the GUI-thread.

Luckily the Be API choose a better solution where they actually for most cases implemented this threading for you. This is done by using messaging and a worker thread for each window, in comparison to one worker-thread and incoherent calling/messaging in Swing.

Firefox/Mozilla unfortunatly uses the Swing approach which will guarantee that the GUI will never be as good as it could be.

And to put a band-aid on Java they actually added SwingWorker to the API. Personally I think they should rethink the threading completly.

Edited 2008-01-24 12:44 UTC

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