Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th May 2006 22:13 UTC, submitted by adstro
Java "Sun today announced that Java Platform, Standard Edition 5 is now available for redistribution by GNU/Linux and OpenSolaris operating system distributors under the new Operating System Distributor's License for Java (also known as the 'Distro License for Java' or DLJ). Developed in consultation with, and for use by, the various GNU/Linux communities, the new license allows distributors to ship Sun's Java SE 5.0 Java Development Kit and Java Runtime Environment as installable packages for their operating systems." At the same time, Sun also promised to open-source Java.
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by chicobaud on Tue 16th May 2006 23:07 UTC
chicobaud
Member since:
2005-08-14

They did so many stupid things to put interested persons away from it!
There are other interpreted languages today which are much better in every way.

But it's good to have it distributed in Linux (Debian) !
No harm done.

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by Angel on Tue 16th May 2006 23:12 in reply to "_ º º _"
Angel Member since:
2005-07-07

There are other interpreted languages today which are much better in every way.

Like? ...I remind you that Java is a language and an entire framework. Name one framework that is better.

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by chicobaud on Wed 17th May 2006 00:34 in reply to "RE: _ º º _"
chicobaud Member since:
2005-08-14

OK. You are right but...

Python, Tcl and komodo (from ActiveState.com) do everything better *for me* (and many others), or do the same that Java does with less pain !
And it's cross-platform.
And it's faster than Java.
And it's easier and simpler to maintain.
And you can find other Langs and Framework that are better and more efficient than Java for multi-purpose dev.
It's just that Java has had a lot of ads and hype.
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