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IBM developerWorks: IBM announces Java 1.1.8 for Linux

Oct 19, 1999, 04:16 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Brody)

[ Thanks to Frank Carlos for this link. ]

"IBM has released its latest Java port for Linux, the Java 1.1.8 IBM Developer Kit for Linux. Faster than its predecessor (the Developer Kit for Java 1.1.6), this newest implementation is competitive with IBM's Java for Windows, previously the fastest of the free implementations of Java."

"Following close on the heels of its release earlier this year of a Linux port of Sun's JDK 1.1.6, IBM has announced the latest and fastest Java release for Linux, the Java 1.1.8 IBM Developer Kit for Linux. IBM's latest port -- compliant with Sun's Version 1.1.8 Java compatibility test -- exceeds the performance of the earlier version, and contains IBM's Just-In-Time (JIT) compiling technology and Mixed Mode Interpreter (MMI) ported to the Linux environment. These enhancements have resulted in a performance gain on the industry benchmarks over the previous release, making Java performance for Linux comparable to Windows."

"An alpha version of the Developer Kit has been available for download from alphaWorks for several months, and, says IBM's senior marketing manager with the Java business line Jeff Roberts, the final version is a stable, high-performance implementation of Java that enhances IBM's Linux-enabled middleware."

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