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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Glad to see progress
by rkalla on Tue 12th Aug 2008 06:26 UTC
rkalla
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I've always found this project fascinating. Every few releases I download the source code and start digging through it just to get an idea of how things like "device drivers in Java" even work.

The first time I did this I was baffled at some of this code... these guys are more like code ninjas than hobby programmers.

For anyone that tends towards the more "hardcore" aspects of open source projects, I'd really encourage you to check out some of the JNode source code and have a peek at it, atleast the interesting parts (like the NET and USB drivers)... it's really fascinating stuff if all you do is stare at Swing and JSP code all day long and never get to tap into your byte-array-bit-operator side.

Glad to see the project progressing, it's a good amount of working in there.

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