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Ray Gans

Ray Gans is a senior program manager at Sun Microsystems who has been working on Java Compatibility programs since 1997. Most recently, Ray has been managing the Peabody project for the J2SE organization, an initiative to improve the collaboration between Sun's JDK engineering team and the developer community. See the JDK Community on for more information.


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Mustang and Dolphin... we'll miss you

Posted by ray_gans on August 15, 2006 at 4:28 PM PDT

Yes, we must retire some old friends. Management says it's time to drop these code names and develop a new project naming system around our open source model. Better now than after Dolphin get's firmly entrenched – and as for Mustang, well it's almost done anyway.

Update on Mustang, Dolphin and the JDK Community

Posted by ray_gans on June 27, 2006 at 9:25 PM PDT

The last few months have been exciting for Java SE with the many JavaOne activities and presentations, our announcement to open source the JDK, and getting beta 2 out the door. Let me tell you, it's kept us all very busy here at Sun! Things aren't slowing down either, so I'd like to give you a brief update as to what's going on.

Where we are with the JDK Community

Posted by ray_gans on March 7, 2006 at 6:15 PM PST

It's been almost a year now since we started the JDK Community on and I'd like to give a well deserved "Thank You!" to all of you who have participated and visited the site. As part of this thanks, I'd like to provide an update to where we stand and where we're going.

Where We Are With the JDK

Posted by ray_gans on January 24, 2006 at 1:58 PM PST

Roadmap for Mustang

Sun began the Mustang project (Java SE 6) on over a year ago when we started releasing weekly binary and source snapshots that included bug fixes and minor enhancements to Tiger (Java SE 5). Over time we've introduced major features described by new and existing JSRs that are part of the Mustang release.

Java Research License Update

Posted by ray_gans on September 9, 2005 at 1:14 PM PDT

Thanks to thoughtful comments and questions from the community and great feedback at Java One, Sun has revised the Java Research License (JRL) to address several concerns that have been brought to our attention -- in particular with how it affects open source developers.

Java Internal Use License (JIUL) released for JDK 5.0

Posted by ray_gans on May 27, 2005 at 1:41 PM PDT

I am very pleased to announce that Sun has released a new license for the JDK called the Java Internal Use License (JIUL or "jewel"). This license lets developers easily make changes to the JDK for internal deployments. It's free, click-through and should be easy-to-read by non-lawyers.