Unless you having been living in a cave, you should have heard that the OpenJDK is finally here today!
A few months ago, I blogged about how we plan to revamp the user experience in Java Web Start and Java Plug-in in Mustang. After considering all the inputs from the Java community, we have decided to make the new security dialogs available in the upcoming J2SE 5.0u6. Here are some screenshots from 5.0u6:
Sun has recently submitted the Java Module System JSR to revise the Java packaging architecture. This is an area that has been long overdue for an overhaul, and the goal is to make it easier to bundle, distribute, and deploy Java applications and Java extensions (aka optional packages).
In Mustang (JavaSE 6), there are many security and networking enhancements in Java Web Start and Java Plug-in that make your deployment more secure and simple. Let's have a quick look!
Java Deployment is a term that collectively represents the set of deployment technologies available in J2SE, including Java Web Start for JNLP application deployment, Java Plug-in for Java applet deployment, JDK/JRE installer, Java Update, and many others.
I talked to many developers recently about the Windows JRE download size issue.
During the post-Tiger planning, we talked to numerous developers to determine what features and enhancements we should work on in Mustang. Many feedbacks we received are related to the user experience in Java Web Start, especially around the security warning dialog box for signed application.