A few weeks ago, I wrote about distribution divergence and that spawned what I thought was a pretty terrific comment stream, so thanks. I wanted to talk just a smidgen more about this, something I consider very important.
First, some housekeeping:
1000th Java.net project:
jBob pointed out that the 1000th java.net project was approved a few days ago. It is part of the linux.java.net project community, and can be found here:
In a recent article, Sun President Jonathan Schwartz stated that he saw Red Hat as being a proprietary company, more so than Sun.
If the settlement had come
yesterday, would anyone have believed it? Sun and Microsoft settled their century
long trial with a somewhat largish payment of $1.6b changing hands as part of the
deal. The money is a handy thing, I'd imagine, but the funny thing was that both
parties said they would collaborate on technology, etc, etc....
While it is no shocker, Sun CEO Scott McNealy has made his decision very public, Java will not be open sourced. If you follow the link (above) you can see the report on his speech on Government Computer News. I haven't found the text of the whole speech online, so I'll only talk about what was reported there and elsewhere.
Hi everyone, after some talking with my colleague Art, we would like to extend an invitation for papers and abstracts for articles for the site. We are particularly interested in articles about the different JVMs out there for Linux , with a specific eye towards compatibility and performance concerns. You can email them to me at email@example.com
While I'm certainly not the first person to comment on it, one of the things that deflated my usual new-language euphoria was the vast collection of acronyms that Java brings with it. I'm not going to spend much time complaining about this, as I know how banal and trite that is , but it struck me as being a definite road block to the usually enjoyable experience of learning a new language.
Last week, I spoke about the mission for linux.java.net as being bringing Java on Linux up to par with Java deployed and developed on Solaris, NT and others. The other mission, the yin to the yang of cross platform portability, is the linux (and open source) -specific things. For instance , a library to manage or interface with the /proc or /dev filesystems.
Welcome to linux.java.net and ... what are we trying to accomplish here?
Welcome to linux.java.net! We're launching this site with a simple mission, to ensure that Linux becomes and remains a first-tier platform for Java, enjoying equality and parity with other operating systems like Solaris.