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Blog Archive for opinali during April 2009

I previously reported the highlights of b01 and b02. Following that, b03 was another round of stabilization and small features: fixed some critical compiler2 (HotSpot Server) bugs; closed an important Java2D perf bug (XOR rendering); allowed JavaFX (and other advanced gfx runtimes) to do custom font hinting; allowed users to customize java.lang.Integer's valueOf() cache (smells like a benchmark-...
First article: Oracle brass coax Sun troops with tough love. Some initial (although vague) commitments to the future of Sun technologies and products. Greatest news is that Java will remain an open platform. Bad news is that Sun's new cloud initiative may be uninteresting for Oracle. Best quote is about the hardware business: "We know a little bit more about hardware than people think...
Most of Sun stuff will be very useful to Oracle. I can see a future where Oracle sells you a "complete solution" with Oracle Database and related products (Fusion etc.) running on top of the Solaris OS, Niagara or x64 hardware, a 7xx0 storage system, and also benefiting from virtualization tech from both Solaris and VirtualBox; having MySQL+InnoDB as an entry-level / community database...