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LWN: JavaOne for Linux

Jun 09, 2000, 21:55 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nelson Minar)

"Just got back from the first day of JavaOne. I'm happy to say that Sun sounds like they're fairly serious about Linux support. Lots of Linux visibility at the conference, several talks and BOFs. The biggest news I heard is that Java 1.4 ("Merlin") should be released simultaneously on Windows, Solaris, and Linux. Yay! Pretty much all the standard J2SE and J2EE stuff should be coming out for Linux, including Hotspot (client & server), Java plug-in, etc...."

"Caldera is a Java source licensee and is doing their own ports. Mandrake will distributed Java with next release. Sun is working with LinuxCare for support on portability, optimization. They have no plans to compromise on SCSL to be more GPL friendly. Plenty of props and respect paid to Blackdown. An explicit apology about the gaffe on Sun's first Java 1.2 release with Inprise. They also indicated a continuing relationship with Blackdown, particularly for porting optional packages."

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