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Blog Archive for editor during November 2008

Schedule posted for M3DDs It goes without saying that your conference will get more Early Bird signups once the session list is up, so that would-be attendees know in advance what they're registering for. Fortunately, the second installment of the Mobile & Embedded Community's conference is ahead of the game on this. The Mobile, Media, and eMbedded Developer Days have posted their...
Have concerns over Swing's future been overblown? Last week, the discussion that started with the much-delayed news that SwingX hasn't been funded since July, and was followed up by Kirill Grouchnikov's conclusion that it marked the beginning of the end for Swing, got a lot of people concerned about the future of Swing, and speculating that Swing was being sacrificed in favor of JavaFX....
Celebrating the GlassFish v3 Prelude release The bloggers are digging deep into the release of GlassFish v3 Prelude, a major release that adopts and OSGi-based lightweight and extensible core, much better support for scripting languages, Update Center 2.0, and more. We figured that since GFv3P is dominating the blogs, we'd just give the whole section over to the topic for the day. Today's...
Does Swing have a future outside of JavaFX? The quiet storm that's been building since last week's post that Sun is no longer funding the Swing X project comes to a head today, as two of the most prominent voices in Java GUI-dom speak up. In his blog Sun setting down on the core Swing (cross-posted with a comments section to Pushing Pixels), Kirill Grouchnikov says that "core Swing is in the...
Time again to cast ballots As promised yesterday, the Election Ballot is now available for registered Java Community Process members to vote in the JCP 2008 Election. Candidates for the SE/EE EC are Intel Corp., Werner Kiel, Matthew McCullough, and Shashank Tiwari. On the ME EC, the candidates are Aplix Corporation, Sean Sheedy, and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB. It's interesting...
Election time is upon us. For the JCP. What, were you thinking of something else? Today is the first day of balloting in the 2008 Java Community Process elections for the open EC seats on the JCP. It's not on the java.net front page because as of 10 AM Eastern, the Election Ballot page still says: The election process has not yet started. Please come back on November 4, 2008 to participate...
OpenJDK 6 and Java SE 6 Update 10 aren't the same thing In case people still aren't clear on the status of the various JDKs... OpenJDK is the GPL-with-Classpath-exception JDK project, but it's not the same thing as Java SE 6 as released by Sun. OpenJDK debuted with a codebase that was essentially an in-the-works Java 7. Since OpenJDK's code base didn't correspond with any specification-...