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JavaSE 7 JSR Approved Despite Division

by Alex Blewitt on  Jun 08, 2011 3

Oracle has announced that the JavaSE 7 governing JSR (336) has passed the public review ballot. Google voted against the vote, Werner Keil abstained, and no vote was received from Credit Suisse. Many others adding their concerns regarding the ongoing licensing dispute between Sun/Oracle and Apache.

OpenJDK Bylaws Delay JDK 8 Project, Slightly

by Michael Floyd on  May 24, 2011

Mark Reinhold introduced the second public draft of the OpenJDK Community Bylaws last week, clearing the way for OpenJDK 8 projects to begin.

Oracle Have Released NetBeans 7.0 with Support for the JDK7 Developer Preview and HTML5

by Charles Humble on  Apr 20, 2011

With today's release of NetBeans 7.0, NetBeans becomes the first open source IDE to support JDK 7. Other highlights include Maven 3 integration and HTML5 support.

Oracle Seeking Community Input for JDK 8

by Charles Humble on  Apr 06, 2011

With Java 7 now feature complete, Oracle is asking for input from the community for the next release, scheduled for late 2012. We take a look at what is likely to be in, and the overall direction of travel for Java 8.

Oracle Announces the JDK 7 Developer Preview but Licensing Concerns Persist

by Charles Humble on  Feb 24, 2011

Oracle's Mark Reinhold has announced that the JDK 7 Developer Preview build (milestone 12) is now available and the firm is keen to hear developer feedback. The majority of Java IDEs are also moving rapidly to support the new features of Java 7. However concern has been expressed in some quarters over the pre-release software evaluation license terms.

Oracle Issues Draft OpenJDK Bylaws

by Charles Humble on  Feb 04, 2011 1

Oracle has issued a first draft set of the bylaws that it hopes will guide the processes of the OpenJDK. These governance issues were originally supposed to have been solved by the OpenJDK interim governance board, which Sun created in May 2007, but despite an extension the board was unable to complete the work.

JDK 7 is Feature Complete

by Charles Humble on  Jan 17, 2011 3

The JDK 7 project says it has shipped the first feature complete build of JDK 7, tracking close to the expected schedule.

InvokeDynamic Updates in OpenJDK

by Charles Humble on  Jan 12, 2011

The OpenJDK builds recently started to include an updated version of the JSR 292 API, which, whilst not yet final, gives a good indication as to how the JSR is shaping up.

Eclipse and Java 6u21 problems

by Alex Blewitt on  Jul 21, 2010 4

Oracle recently released Java 6 update 21 which had a small but innocuous change in the way that the java.dll was created. Unfortunately, this change impacted Eclipse's startup; but a fix is on the way.

JSR 310 Date and Time API for Java

by Alex Blewitt and Charles Humble on  Mar 17, 2010 12

Stephen Colebourne, lead of the JSR 310 Date and Time API, has recently published an Early Draft Review of the proposed additions and changes to the Java language. InfoQ caught up with Stephen at QCon London to find out more about the project.

Bundle.update: OSGi in Java EE, JSR 294 Marked Inactive

by Alex Blewitt on  Dec 11, 2009 1

Since the last bundle.update, a number of interesting events have occurred in the OSGi and modular Java space. JSR 294 has been (automatically) marked as inactive, the Enterprise Expert Group has released draft 4, WebSphere will allow direct running of OSGi applications and upcoming OSGi conferences have early bird discounts and call for speakers finishing soon.

JDK 7 Milestone 5 Includes Concurrency and Performance Updates, But Is Not Feature Complete

by Charles Humble on  Nov 25, 2009 4

Sun's Java SE team recently released the Milestone 5 build of JDK 7. This was expected to be a feature complete release of Java 7 but is some way short of that. InfoQ takes a look at what has been added and some of the major features still missing.

Jigsaw Falling Into Place

by Charles Humble on  Jun 24, 2009 4

Long plagued by controversy, Sun's attempts to modularise the Java platform saw more positive reactions from the JavaOne crowd.

OpenJDK Governance Board's Life is Extended Despite Lack of Delivery

by Charles Humble on  May 13, 2009

In the two years since its creation, the OpenJDK Governance Board has failed to deliver the Constitution for the OpenJDK Community which it was set-up to produce, and two of the seven positions on the board have never been filled. Despite this Sun Microsystems has now extended the life of the board for another twelve months as it switches focus back to constitutional issues.

Jigsaw - the death knell of JSR277?

by Alex Blewitt on  Dec 03, 2008

Following up from an earlier post about modularising the JDK (which InfoQ covered earlier), Mark Reinhold posted the announcement of Project Jigsaw as part of the OpenJDK. Is this the death of JSR277?

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