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: Open Version?
by Constantine XVI on Wed 9th May 2007 13:35 UTC in reply to "Open Version?"
Constantine XVI
Member since:
2006-11-02

There already are a few JVMs.
We've got Sun's, IBM, GNU Classpath, GCJ, and Apache Harmony. Sun's will still be the standard, so we don't have too much to worry about

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RE[2]: Open Version?
by computrius on Wed 9th May 2007 16:30 in reply to "RE: Open Version?"
computrius Member since:
2006-03-26

Yes, but the only one that works worth $(%@ is the sun one. Most (and by most I mean all.. I am just covering for some exceptions that I probably dont know about) of the open source ones that exist currently (and before sun open sourced theirs) are pretty much garbage.

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RE[3]: Open Version?
by raynevandunem on Wed 9th May 2007 20:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Open Version?"
raynevandunem Member since:
2006-11-24

Which is wierd, considering that Apple's proprietary, closed-source JVM runs much more natively and fast (on OS X), in fact, faster than Sun's own JVM on Windows or Linux.

Why can't the open-source JVMs work just as well on Linux?

I'm hoping that this doesn't turn out like Mozilla's XUL architecture, which, despite being open source for most of the early 2000s, has gotten regressively slow with each new release of Firefox, in comparison to closed-source browsers like Opera and IE.

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