Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th May 2007 10:08 UTC, submitted by Ford Prefect
Java Sun Microsystems has announced the release of an open-source version of its Java Development Kit for Java Platform Standard Edition. Sun has contributed the software to the OpenJDK Community as free software under the GNU GPLv2. Sun also announced that OpenJDK-based implementations can use the JCK (Java SE 6 Technical Compatibility Kit) to establish compatibility with the Java SE 6 specification. OpenBSD has already started importing the release.
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RE[2]: Possible innovation
by Savior on Wed 9th May 2007 11:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Possible innovation"
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Unfortunately, yes. When running, it is much faster than flash, but startup is still a problem. As is cleanup: the plugin remains in memory, until the browser is closed.

However, Java has WebStart since 1.4, which is much better and cleaner than applets.

Edited 2007-05-09 11:58

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