Anybody interested in the JDK 7 planning should go to Danny Coward's recent blog posting: Channeling Java SE 7. It's a good overview of the planning, of the planning process, some of the high level themes and directions that we intend to take with the next major release of the JDK.
Hey Everybody, thank you for the great comments and discussion on my previous posting. I have one aspect to the question I'd like to raise.
Like I said, we have an internal bug system. The current Bug Parade is derived from that internal bug system. The new bug system would also need to interface with the internal bug system.
Hi all, as we're getting ready to start launching the open sourced JDK project we have a number of questions that are being pondered. The question at the top of my mind today is the bug tracking system.
I've written more than a few blog entries pondering the strategic goodness possible from supporting multiple languages on the Java VM. Just this morning I was saying to myself, who cares what language is at the top of the stack so long as it's on the Java VM!
This old blog entry, Java vs. PHP?, is from last fall and talks about Marc Andreeson making a dire prediction of imminent death for Java because PHP was going to roast it alive.
The other night I was in the grocery store, wearing one of my jackets that sports the Java-coffee-cup logo. The grocery bagger, all of 16 years old, suddenly looked at my jacket and started stammering a question along the lines "is that the thing in my phone"?
In Irritation and Open Source Java David Gilbert discusses something he thinks is an irritation about open source Java.
In the latest Javaposse episode (Java Posse #078 - Listener Feedback) they identified me as "The dude in charge of open sourcing Java" ... (go :20.0 in the podcast)
heh... That's shades of Brian Harry nominating me the dictator for life over Java. But, hey, it's not true.
This article: IBM takes potshots at OpenSolaris has some interesting things to say about open source projects being more than the license that allows freedom. It's about the community that's built around the open source project.
Okay, cool, we're finally making announcements about our open source plans.