Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Jun 2010 20:06 UTC, submitted by martini
OS/2 and eComStation "Previously, Java had been made available for OS/2 and eComStation by IBM, Golden Code and Innotek. However, new versions with many changes and improvements have been released since then and current applications require a current JVM implementation. The new project will port such a current JVM to OS/2 and eComStation. Dmitry Kumenov, who is well-known for his work on the Qt 3 and 4 ports, has been hired as chief developer. Funding is provided by several companies and individuals, with Mensys BV being the main sponsor."
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RE: Why?
by Moochman on Sun 20th Jun 2010 23:00 UTC in reply to "Why?"
Moochman
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2005-07-06

I heard somewhere that many banking terminals still use OS/2 and eComStation. Modern Java support would theoretically ease the transition to something newer and better, be it on the server or the client side.

Also, as a desktop OS, it would surely be nice to have access to the repository of desktop Java software, which is unquestionably much larger and more up-to-date than anything else in the OS/2 world. Eclipse in particular, being an IBM project and all, seems like a prime example.

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RE[2]: Why?
by BlueofRainbow on Mon 21st Jun 2010 00:45 in reply to "RE: Why?"
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2009-01-06

As more and more applications are being developed in Java, having an up-to-date Java Virtual Machine becomes a rapid way to access such recent applications. This is a worthwhile path to renew the interest in the platform and get a few developers back into native development for OS/2 and eConStation (and also the OS/2 recreation projects).

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