Linked by martini on Wed 29th Jun 2011 09:50 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation OpenJDK had been released as GA for OS/2 and eComStaion. This allows eCS-OS2 users to run modern Java apps on their platform. The development is open source and had been in part sponsored by donations of the community.
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RE: Good to see
by bassbeast on Sat 2nd Jul 2011 03:28 UTC in reply to "Good to see"
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That is because the product is not FOR you or general users, it is for financial institutions that were using OS/2 and believe me they have the money.

And frankly I'd say that is a good thing too as the last thing eComstation needs to do is to try to compete in the general OS market. Not only is there a truly insane amount of hardware to support unless they decided to "do an Apple" and release their own machines, but frankly their OS is obviously 90s tech in a 21st century bling bling world.

Still I can see why some wanted Java ported as Java is still pretty big in financial circles so I'm happy for them. But there is simply no way for eComstation to compete in today's market, not with Windows 7, OSX lion, and of course a bazillion Linux distros all for free. Better they stick to their niche which is obviously still making them money after all these years or they wouldn't still be doing it.

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