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hubick
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Part of what I like about Free JVM's and GNU Classpath is that it's community driven model supports potentially strong integration with GNU/Gnome/Linux. This includes things like using Cairo, GStreamer, Network Manager, DBUS, GConf, and so on.

Is Sun gearing up to offer Open Attitude along with Open Source in regards to such possible platform integration efforts in future JVMs?

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trembovetski
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I think it depends on the specifics of particular "integration"

Say, Cairo may be used as a rendering pipeline (along with X11 or OpenGL pipelines) on platforms where is's available - under the hood, no public API changes requred. Certainly this would be a good contribution.

But introducing platform-specific public APIs probably would not fly. Anyway, such changes would need to go through JCP and stuff.

Thanks,
Dmitri

hubick
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I was indeed thinking more about "under the hood" changes, not public API's.

Should I choose, I can already use any number of third party platform specific bindings (java-gnome) from within my Java code.

trembovetski
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Then sure. We, in Java2D, could use some help with implementing a XRender-based pipeline, for example.

Thanks,
Dmitri