IBM this week released an early version of a Linux software
development kit, which it said will help promote the use of Java on
Linux in enterprise applications.
The IBM Developer Kit for Linux, Java 2 Technology Edition,
version 1.3.0 can be used to build and run Java applications.
The kit includes development tools, the IBM Java Runtime
Environment for Linux, sample code and Java source files. It also
features IBM's latest technology for Java performance, scalability
and stability with the most recent Java 2 specification, version
Jon Collins, a senior analyst at Bloor Research, said the kit
would help Java and Linux to "scale up the application tree".
"This will promote the evolution on Java on Linux from use
on web servers to application servers," said Collins, who added
that IBM is underlining its commitment to both Linux and
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