Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Aug 2008 18:31 UTC, submitted by Hagar
Java The JNode team has released the latest version of their operating system written in Java (it does have a small assembler nano kernel). "This release features the integration of the OpenJDK implementation of Swing and AWT, and significant improvements to the overall JNode GUI including improved painting and font rendering, generic VESA support and graphical console. The release also includes a new command argument framework for the shell, reworked shell commands, a configure tool for the JNode build environment, Samba file system with read/write support and many stability and bug fixes across the whole system." They have screenshots, a changelog, and (surprise!) a download page.
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RE: Application support?
by MightyPenguin on Fri 8th Aug 2008 19:33 UTC in reply to "Application support?"
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2005-11-18

I can almost guarantee that it won't. It had major problems running reliably for me even with almost nothing open running in VMware for the last release. You'll notice they don't showcase Eclipse or any fancy graphical apps in these screenshots. It's still rough Alpha quality.

My guess is that the SharpOS guys will get a usable OS faster then JNode, which is fine with me.

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RE[2]: Application support?
by YEPHENAS on Fri 8th Aug 2008 19:44 in reply to "RE: Application support?"
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2008-07-14

I can almost guarantee that it won't. It had major problems running reliably for me even with almost nothing open running in VMware for the last release. You'll notice they don't showcase Eclipse or any fancy graphical apps in these screenshots. It's still rough Alpha quality.

Eclipse is not a Swing app as NetBeans is. And I didn't really expect NetBeans to run yet. But as soon as JEdit will work I'll play around with JNode.

My guess is that the SharpOS guys will get a usable OS faster then JNode, which is fine with me.

They don't seem to have GUI support so far.

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RE[2]: Application support?
by rdean400 on Sat 9th Aug 2008 16:07 in reply to "RE: Application support?"
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2006-10-18

It would be ridiculous to expect Eclipse to run in JNode. In order for Eclipse to run, there must be SWT libraries available for the OS. It isn't really reasonable to port SWT (where most implementations are C++) to JNode yet.

However, when the time comes, I believe I saw somewhere that someone had created a pure Java Swing-SWT bridge. That would make the job a lot easier.

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