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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64bit Browser Plugin!
by leech on Wed 9th May 2007 18:22 UTC
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I'm shocked that this one hasn't come up yet, because I know there are a lot of people that have been waiting for a 64bit native java browser plugin. If you check the posts on Sun's forums, this has been a request for many years, and they stated that it'd finally be there in the 1.7 Java after they had released it as open source.

Right now I'm using the gcj-webplugin, which seems to work ok, but has a few bugs in it still.

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