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LinuxProgramming: Review: IBM Java JDK 1.3 Preview Release

May 05, 2000, 14:12 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Foster-Johnson)

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"Up until recently, Java developers on Linux were definitely second-class citizens. The latest releases came out on Windows and Solaris, and a Linux release followed years later. In the past few months, though, that has all changed."

"The IBM 1.3.0 JDK is available now in a prerelease "preview" edition, from the IBM alphaWorks site. For those into version numbers, this is technically the "IBM Developer Kit for Linux, Java 2 Technology Edition, Version 1.3.0 Early Release (Early Release Developer Kit)." Note that the 1.2 JDK is generally associated with the Java 2 specification."

"In my testing, the JDK worked as expected. I didn't have any problems compiling Java source files, and applications seemed to run. There are a few issues, though."

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