Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Oct 2010 21:52 UTC
Java "Oracle and IBM today announced that the companies will collaborate to allow developers and customers to build and innovate based on existing Java investments and the OpenJDK reference implementation. Specifically, the companies will collaborate in the OpenJDK community to develop the leading open source Java environment."
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And Forgetting Harmony project in the process
by dvhh on Wed 13th Oct 2010 04:15 UTC
dvhh
Member since:
2006-03-20

IBM *shifted* it'S focus from the Harmony project to openJDK, which is great for openJDK but not for Harmony, I guess that in the light of the recent lawsuit (oracle vs google) IBM saw that there was no viable commercial future in the Harmony project regarding it's legal status and the impossibility to get a java validation kit from sun/oracle.
Too bad, the harmony project is a great project for an alternative jre that was mostly compatible with the official one.

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sirspudd Member since:
2010-10-13

I love the way "Harmony" seems to be a universal project name for discord:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmony_(disambiguation)#Computing

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fithisux Member since:
2006-01-22

IBM *shifted* it'S focus from the Harmony project to openJDK, which is great for openJDK but not for Harmony, I guess that in the light of the recent lawsuit (oracle vs google) IBM saw that there was no viable commercial future in the Harmony project regarding it's legal status and the impossibility to get a java validation kit from sun/oracle.
Too bad, the harmony project is a great project for an alternative jre that was mostly compatible with the official one.


They can reuse their expertise and code to create/improve a decent D2.0 compiler. For my taste it is a good alternative. They could also provide a GUI toolkit and packages for Google go. However D is closer to Java.

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