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[3]: Open Version?
by raynevandunem on Wed 9th May 2007 20:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Open Version?"
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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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