Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Jun 2010 20:06 UTC, submitted by martini
OS/2 and eComStation "Previously, Java had been made available for OS/2 and eComStation by IBM, Golden Code and Innotek. However, new versions with many changes and improvements have been released since then and current applications require a current JVM implementation. The new project will port such a current JVM to OS/2 and eComStation. Dmitry Kumenov, who is well-known for his work on the Qt 3 and 4 ports, has been hired as chief developer. Funding is provided by several companies and individuals, with Mensys BV being the main sponsor."
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Why?
by danieldk on Sun 20th Jun 2010 13:36 UTC
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It is definitely possible, the BSD people have pulled this off, and it has been done before by Innotek. But I cannot stop wondering why? The WSEB kernel is closed-source and owned by IBM. They do not have a real interest in supporting OS/2 for the general public, except for the few customers that they still have. The architecture is not going to move, and will slowly become obsolete.

If people like the Workplace Shell and API so much, port it to another environment (BSD or Linux) where it can shine... I know that such an effort is underway. And you'll get Java for free...

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