I'm listening to the 'holidays 2008ish' episode of Javaposse and in reviewing their last years predictions they have enough fumbling around the status of OpenJDK that I want to do a little bit of explaining.
OpenJDK 6 != JDK 6
I've been toying with doing a blog or podcast aggregator with JavaFX. I have a feeling that the strengths of JavaFX, animation, graphics, media, etc, could be put to good use in such an app. Additionally most podcasters put little player widgets on their site, and JavaFX could offer an alternative to the flash based player widgets.
You can view the updated site, launch videos, sample apps, and more, at javafx.com .. well .. when the server comes back up, it's having a little bit of trouble at this moment. Anyway, I want to post a few thoughts..
Just in case you're not all election'd out, and just in case the recent election in the U.S. gave you some hope that things can change through elections, here's an opportunity to affect the direction of Java ME.
The Sun Shows Signs of Life "After two-plus years of..generally eerie calm..sun is finally showing signs of life.."I think..minimum is behind us," says sun..statement is prompted by an October flurry.."This represents a real increase in .. activity."..Hathaway tamps down the excitement: "We're still years away from ..
I've been thinking about this a bit recently and a comment on the javaposse google group tipped me into blogging mode. While discussing the recent shipping of JDK 6u10 Reinier Zwitserloot said On windows, and on linux, there is no java at all. It has to be installed separately. This is supremely annoying.
We finally know the value for N in the equation 6uN .. N = 10.
Why JavaFX should be inlineable with HTML raises an interesting question in my mind. He's making a number of suggestions about JavaFX and many boil down to the power of "View Source" and perhaps JavaFX script code should be directly runnable as part of the source of a web page.
Frans Thamura asks an interesting question... What do you think of OpenJDK 10 years from Now? .. gosh. Okay, we first have to ignore the wags cluck-clucking over Sun's stock price and issuing warnings of doom. But hey it's a great question, what will be the significance of the OpenJDK 10 yrs from now?
R.I.P Usenet: 1980-2008 ?? Surely you jest, surely this is one of those "the rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated" moments? Ah, but, there is some kernels of truth to the story..