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]: JDK 1.4?
by gjames on Thu 24th Jan 2008 15:28 UTC in reply to "RE: JDK 1.4?"
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Despite what SUN tells you java is not really "write once, run anywere", it's more like "write once, broken everywhere".

This hasn't been true for quite some time now. So long as the programmer doesn't make any stupid assumptions there's no reason a Java application shouldn't run on any platform for which there exists a compatible JVM.

Most large java applications will still have to be ported to Haiku in some fashion. You need a JDK for this.

Yes, you do need a JDK, but that JDK can be on any platform. You don't need a Haiku JDK to write Java applications for Haiku.

Edited 2008-01-24 15:29 UTC

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