In my last Blog i was thinking further on Davids musings. I end up with what i call ADI - Application Driven Internet - which is in fact a totally new view on the Internet and Browser experience.
In his latest Blog David Herron is thinking aloud on the convergence of Desktop and Webapplications. There are already some fancy applications out there that provide this functionality - Adobe AIR, Silverlight, Prism - though these apps remain in the size of tools rather than big applications. Is it really possible to write applications for both web and desktop with the same functionality?
I've recently been studying our plans for JavaFX -- and at the same time looking at the big picture of where the Internet is going. It's giving me some interesting ideas to ponder.
The immediate idea I'm looking at is a customer scenario perspective on the quality of JavaFX as it's being developed. That's having me look at what sort of web applications are being developed, how RIA's are being...
Build 23 has been promoted, so far there is at least one build bug found (see
6624808 or this openjdk build-dev email).
But these sources will be used pretty much 'as is' to start the Mercurial repositories and Build 24,
of which experimental repositories are available at:
The control directory disappears and it's Makefile is made part of the...
My recent Blog on Java on Mac was aimed to stirr up attention and actually was just a question to the SUN poeple on the ifs and whens of plattform independence. Now since some people misinterpreted this as sort of namemangling i try it again.
So whats this Java on the Mac hec all about? Isnt it the goal of Java to compile once run anywhere you got a JRE installed? And isnt it true that Java even runs on non SUN OS supported systems with a special JRE? Is MAC really that extraordinary plattform Java should not run on anyway?
In his recent Blog Kelly Oheir is giving an overview of the current development and transition phase of OpenJDK. He points out that all Java APIs and API development will be synced and transformed into one Master repository.
Okay: I don't know either ('if' or 'when', that is), and I'm pissed it wasn't with 10.5. I just wanted to get that out of the way first.
Seems that a lot of other people are also if not pissed are not happy.
However I just read a timeline of Java releases correlated with OS X releases. Seems like there really is a pattern of Java updates shipping slightly after an OS X major release update....
I've been doing some research on the coming wave of technology for "Rich Internet Applications" (my del.icio.us links tell the story).. This JavaFX thing is very interesting and intriguing, as well as the other developments we're working on.
InfoQ has a really good overview of JavaFX and other client side Java improvements that's pretty much on the mark. I believe they're summarizing the...
Well we had a few snafus with Build 22.
A hotspot bug
managed to sneak in, and the jaxws workspace lost some GPL markings
and we will need to back out the jaxws integration in Build 23
(this should be temporary, expect jaxws to be re-integrated in a few
The split of the langtools, corba, jaxp, and jaxws workspaces has
continued to cause some minor issues with...
If you like jconsole, go to the VisualVM pages at
https://visualvm.dev.java.net/ and try out the new VisualVM tool.
In this entry, the author advocates to raise the dead or at least just a little doplhin.
The Java SDK offers a lot of APIs and functionality for many things developers need for their daily work. Howerer, there is no standard search and sort API for basic search and sort algorithms
I have tried the Update N of Java 6 today and rated it with 2. 2 because i was not able to get the Nimbus look and feel running on my Win XP machine
... or whatever they will call it.
The OpenJDK project is about 95% of a complete Java implementation. That last 5% or so is what we've called 'encumbrances', code which we weren't able to open source.
The last two weeks has seen a lot of interesting movement to clearing the encumbrances. I don't know whether a comprehensive list of the encumbrances have been posted, unfortunately, but what's been cleared is significant. The...
We tried very hard to split out corba, jaxp, and jaxws in Build 21
but didn't make it, however they just now got integrated
into Build 22.
This splits out an additional 6,000 files or so from the primary j2se
This would not have been accomplished at all without
the dedicated hard work of
thank you Seema.
So with Build 22 we will now have:
LinAlg API stable release is available for download from linalg.dev.java.net
The project formerly known as "Consumer JRE" is now "Java SE 6 Update N".
A first stable release of LinAlg API is available. This Blog gives an overview of new features, changes and demo apps.