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]: Does a good IDE exist yet
by someone on Thu 10th May 2007 04:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Does a good IDE exist yet"
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Java 6 contains some very important improvements to the three areas you have mentioned. If you are developing a desktop application, make sure your clients are running it on Java 6.

Regarding startup time, Java 6 offers instantaneous splash screen (before Swing even loads), which should decrease the perceived startup time.

In addition, the Hotspot client VM has received important improvement in Java 6, which should increase operational speed.

Java 6 also improved the fidelity of the native themes for Windows and GTK. They make use of the native theme engine and should be practically indistinguishable from native applications.

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