“Sun has been supporting the work of Blackdown to get the newest
version of Java–Java 2, formerly known as JDK 1.2–working on
Linux. A spokesperson for Sun said Blackdown’s effort could be done
in a week or two and that Java 2 under Linux will be shown this
week at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Jose,
“Sun provided Blackdown with the Java Compatibility Kit, which
ordinarily costs a fee, and has given the project engineering help.
Blackdown said the compatibility kit involves a collection of more
than 16,000 tests.
In other Linux news, Intel is working with IBM, Dell,
Hewlett-Packard, Compaq, and Silicon Graphics to assure that Linux
works well on Intel chips, an industry source said. Intel wants
‘entire industry to come up with one solution that runs well and
optimally on Intel architecture,’ one source familiar with Intel’s