Sun plans open source Java component release

by admin August 15, 2006 at 4:44 pm

In a bid to reverse its proprietary image, the company will begin the release later this year and extend the strategy to Java for gadgets

Sun will begin releasing significant open source Java components this year and also will extend the collaborative strategy to the gadget version of the software technology.

By the end of 2006, the server and software company will release the JavaC compiler and the Hotspot virtual machine, two key technology elements to run programs written in the Java programming language, said Laurie Tolson, vice president of developer products and programs.

The components are part of Java Standard Edition (SE), which runs on servers and desktop computers. In addition, Sun will release all of Java Micro Edition (ME), the version for gadgets such as mobile phones, by the end of this year, Tolson said at a meeting with reporters in San Francisco in conjunction with the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo.

Full article: ZDNet UK