Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Jan 2008 20:35 UTC, submitted by koki
BeOS & Derivatives According to a news post on the Haiku project website, a new port team is being formed to bring Java technologies to the Haiku platform. The goal of the Haiku Java Team is to port OpenJDK to Haiku, and they would like to see the port included within the structure of Sun's OpenJDK project. The Haiku developers have already been in contact with members of the OpenJDK Porters Group to pursue their objective, and a formal proposal has also been submitted for consideration by the OpenJDK project. The Haiku Java Team is an initiative lead by Bryan Varner, who together with Andrew Bachmann worked on the port of Java to BeOS in the past (demo video).
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I find it strange
by reduz on Fri 4th Jan 2008 22:07 UTC
reduz
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2006-02-25

Haiku seems like a great effort, but i find it odd that they want to have java, webkit, OSS, etc and the OS still doesn't even seem to be able to self-host yet.
I'd love to port many apps i have developed to it, specially audio apps, but the OS seems to be never ready... since years.. by the screens it always looks great, but then you go to irc or the forums and it seems it's still far far away of even hitting alpha?
What is it exactly going on?

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