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[3]: What's thisJava thing?
by bryanv on Thu 24th Jan 2008 20:11 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What's thisJava thing?"
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The real problem is that they inherited this functionality from the AWT, which Swing uses for heavy-weight components, and the event dispatch model.

The AWT was written for the lowest common denominator of OS's, which as I'm sure you can imagine, delegates a single event pump for all Windows belonging to a process. I can only speculate as to What kIND Of WeirdoS thought that sort of messaging model was a good idea. :-D

Edited 2008-01-24 20:11 UTC

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