Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2007 15:08 UTC, submitted by Martin Husted Hartvig
Java "After nearly a year of hard work the JNode team is proud to announce the release of JNode 0.2.5, the new intermediary development version of the JNode operating system. JNode is a free, open source Java technology base OS written fully in Java language (with a very small assembler nano-kernel). This release features OpenJDK integration, Java 6 support, substantially impoved consoles, experimental support for isolates and a large set of bug fixes and improvements to all parts of the system, including better memory mamagement and increased performance."
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Interesting, althought I don't like Java
by jessta on Thu 27th Sep 2007 16:23 UTC
jessta
Member since:
2005-08-17

This is a very interesting project to watch. I don't like Java myself, but that's mainly because it is slow to load and doesn't integrate very well with other application on my system.

Having the Java VM running as an other operating system makes a lot of sense.

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samad Member since:
2006-03-31

This is more for servers executing Java programs than for desktop users running Java Swing applications.

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horsnell Member since:
2006-04-14

really I don't think thats a stated aim of the project...

www.jnode.org

Seems for the 0.3 release they are trying to integrate a "user friendly desktop environment"

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Alot of the performance issues could be resolved using a feature within the CPU to speed up execution. IIRC ARM for example created a CPU feature which improved java performance by a huge factor. I'm surprised that Intel/AMD hasn't jumped on the bandwagon - especially for the server space.

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horsnell Member since:
2006-04-14

interestingly chip pioneer David Ditzel gave his views on why Java processors weren't a great idea in a recent podcast:

http://go.theregister.com/podcast/2007/09/21/scc_episode7_david_dit...

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marafaka Member since:
2006-01-03

This Java-FAST (or did you say something else ;) meme is so old, people should think twice about uttering it as they give away their age. Now take your phone and load a 3D Java game and meditate on Java-FAST again.

And a pretty picture: Java is OK, it's portable, scalable, standardized, runs pretty applications, servers, watches ... you can run Java applications on Iphone ;) Etc.

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jessta Member since:
2005-08-17

I didn't say the execution of Java code was slow, I said that loading the VM is slow and you can't argue with that.

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