Interview: Charles Nutter discusses JRuby

by Ryan Slobojan Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 14, 2008 3

JRuby project lead Charles Nutter discusses how he got involved with JRuby, Sun's involvement with JRuby, how JRuby fits into enterprise-level web applications, the possibility of a friendly fork of the OpenJDK source code, reasons for switching to JRuby, the future of JRuby, Spring and JRuby, and the Ruby community as a whole.


JavaFX: Current Status and What’s Upcoming

by Jon Rose Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 15, 2008 2

In October, published an overview of JavaFX. Sun Microsystem’s Chet Haase followed-up to share additional details with on what’s to come with the addition of JavaFX to the Java platform.


Ari Zilka on Terracotta, Clustering and Open Source

by Geoffrey Wiseman Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 15, 2007

Ari Zilka, co-founder and CTO of Terracotta, spoke with InfoQ about the capabilities of Terracotta, the use cases it supports, and the rationale and impact of taking Terracotta to an open source model.


OpenLogic Launches Free Open Source Library and Knowledge Base

by Mark Figley Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 04, 2007 3

The OpenLogic Exchange, which launched last week, provides a place where companies and developers can find, research, and download certified open source packages. It also has a knowledgebase for each package and provides information on OpenLogic's certification scores, as well as licenses and dependencies between open source packages.


Intalio|BPMS 5.0 released - A full fledged open source BPM system

by Johan Strandler Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 02, 2007 5

Intalio last week released their open source based BPM System - Intalio|BPMS 5.0, including amongst other things a BPMN Editor and a BPEL server engine. The release is a milestone for Intalio in their effort to realise a complete solution for their BPM 2.0 vision. InfoQ took the opportunity to interview Ismael Ghalimi, Intalio CEO, and Arnaud Blandin, EMEA Director, about the new release.


OpenJDK 6 to be based off of OpenJDK 7

by Ryan Slobojan Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 04, 2007

Sun recently announced a plan for releasing a Java 6 version of OpenJDK, which will involve back-porting the OpenJDK 7 codebase to create a Java 6 compliant implementation. InfoQ spoke with Joseph Darcy of Sun to learn more about this decision.


Interview: OpenJPA & the JPA spec with Patrick Linskey

by Ryan Slobojan Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 24, 2007 1

OpenJPA is an implementation of the Java Persistence API (JPA) which can be used as a stand-alone POJO persistence layer, or it can be integrated into any EJB3.0 compliant container and many lightweight frameworks. In this interview, Patrick Linskey explains where OpenJPA came from, how it fits into the O/R Mapping space, the JPA specification, and future plans for OpenJPA.


JRuby: Java5 or not?

by Werner Schuster Follow 6 Followers on  Jul 27, 2007 14

A discussion in the JRuby space is resurfacing: Should the project move to Java 5. Is it worth breaking compatibility with Java 1.4? Using languages features like Annotations and Enums would be useful, as well as and not having to use a backport of the Concurrency libs. We look at the pros and cons.


Hybrids Combine GNU Classpath and OpenJDK

by Xandy Johnson Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 20, 2007

The first GNU Classpath/Sun Java hybrids have begun to appear. The hybrids combine GNU Classpath with Java code that Sun has recently released under the GPL either to improve an existing project or to further the goal of having a completely Free JDK.


Apache Harmony Questions Sun Regarding JCK License Terms

by James Kao Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 11, 2007 2

Yesterday, Geir Magnusson Jr., VP of Apache Harmony, wrote an open letter to Sun Microsystems expressing dissatisfaction with IP rights restrictions in the Java Compatibility Kit license and frustration over the lack of traction discussing the matter with Sun.



by Floyd Marinescu Follow 30 Followers on  Apr 01, 2007

Sun于2006年11月13日宣布在GNU通用公共许可证第2版(GNU General Public License v2, GPLv2)下开放Java SE、Java ME以及 Glassfish的源代码,同时Sun发布了Java SE 7 HotSpot JVM、javac编译器和JavaHelp的早期构建版本。完全可构建的Java SE 7 JDK类库计划于2007年第一季度发布。关于Java管理模式的计划尚未宣布。


Lead Kaffe developer Dalibor Topic discusses OpenJDK

by Rob Thornton Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 05, 2006

Dalibor Topic, lead Kaffe developer and Classpath contributor, was recently interviewed about the decision by Sun to open-source Java. He talks about how he is pleased with Sun's decision and how they're implementing it and how he thinks that Kaffe, GCJ, etc will continue to thrive.


IBM's Response to Open Source Java under GPL

by Floyd Marinescu Follow 30 Followers on  Nov 20, 2006 2

Last week some publications alluded to an official response by IBM regarding open source Java. InfoQ got a copy from IBM, republished here. IBM is generally supportive of the move, but would have preferred the contribution be made to Apache Harmony or at least under an Apache compatible license.


Sun Virtual Reality briefing on Java forks, compatibility, Microsoft, Linux

by Floyd Marinescu Follow 30 Followers on  Nov 15, 2006

Simon Phipps, Tim Bray and Mark Shuttleworth held a briefing on Monday inside the Second Life online virtual reality game. The speakers addressed a croud of about 40 real people seated infront of the stage, covering Java on Linux, forking, what Sun will do to prevent incompatible Java's, a Microsoft fork, Harmony, and why it took so long for Java to be open sourced.


Sun open sources Java SE, ME, and Glassfish under GPLv2

by Floyd Marinescu Follow 30 Followers on  Nov 12, 2006 10

Sun today announced that Java SE, Java ME, and Glassfish are being open source under the GNU General Public License version two (GPLv2) with Sun today releasing an early build of the Java SE 7 HotSpot JVM, the javac compiler, and JavaHelp. The fully buildable Java SE 7 JDK classlibraries will be available in Q1 2007. Plans for Java's governance model have not yet been announced.

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