Linked by martini on Wed 29th Jun 2011 09:50 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation OpenJDK had been released as GA for OS/2 and eComStaion. This allows eCS-OS2 users to run modern Java apps on their platform. The development is open source and had been in part sponsored by donations of the community.
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RE[2]: Good to see
by cmchittom on Sat 2nd Jul 2011 11:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Good to see"
cmchittom
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2011-03-18

That is because the product is not FOR you or general users, it is for financial institutions that were using OS/2 and believe me they have the money.


You might be right—though personally I believe that such an approach would be incredibly short-sighted, since it would guarantee that their revenue could only go down as financial institutions transition to more widely-supported OS's (most ATMs in the US, at least, have already gone from OS/2 to Windows XP Embedded, from what I understand). However, I think you're wrong for one simple reason: if eComStation is only "for financial institutions that were using OS/2," why offer a Home and Student Edition at all? Generally, when businesses offer something for sale, they really do want to sell it, strangely enough.

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