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Nvidia chip with Java allows 3D modeling on cell phones

At the JavaOne Conference in San Francisco, Ken Russell and Sven Gothel of Sun Microsystems explain how the Nvidia APX2500 chip allows developers to write Java apps on a desktop and run them directly to cell phones. Users will be able to play games and navigate cities in 3D using GPS.

May 12, 2008 by

Sun unveils JavaFX apps, Photo Flocker, Movie Cloud

Sun Microsystems demos two new JavaFX-powered applications, Photo Flocker and Movie Cloud, at its annual JavaOne Conference in San Francisco Tuesday. Rich Green, the company's executive vice president of software, shows attendees Photo Flocker, an app that allows users to search for photos by tags and display the photos in a montage. He also previews Movie Cloud, a 3D organization tool displaying dozens of HD videos at one time.

May 6, 2008 by

Sun to swap out ME for SE on mobile devices -- high risk alert!

The poor performance Sun has had with Java on the full PC client is now coming back to haunt them on the mobile client. If there had been a fuller Java applications community for the PC, perhaps that would have ushered in all those apps (and ISVs) to the converged classes of devices. But alas Java on the client did not storm the world. And ME is too fragmented. And bringing an SE version down to the mobile class is the answer, huh?

October 19, 2007 by

OpenOffice won't fork -- for now

In spite of a bitter battle between Novell and Sun developers, OpenOffice won’t fork – at least for now.That's the consensus among several OpenOffice developers who are locked in a bitter dispute with Sun over how the open source project is governed but who nevertheless agree that a fork would be the worst outcome for a project that has enough difficulty competing against Microsoft Office let alone Google Apps and other online services in the future.

October 12, 2007 by

Sun needs an answer to iPhone ASAP, lest Java wither on the vine

Let me make a few guesses on the Sun Java iPhone killer platform: It will be open source, but not GPL v2, nor v3, nor CDDL; nor will it come with a Microsoft compatibility (and no-sue clause) certificate. A new license is being worked up, the MDDL (Many Developers De-lovely License). It will neither make neither the open source nor the propriety developer corps happy, and may even alienate them both. Perfect.

October 11, 2007 by

Sun delivers Open Source Java and governance board

Sun Microsystems Inc. has announced the long awaited release of a fully buildable open Java Development Kit (OpenJDK) for Java SE under GPLv2. They're also creating an interim governance board and a process to test compatibility against the open source code base.

May 7, 2007 by

Sun mulls Apache's "Dear Jonathan" letter

Apache and Sun are sparing once again over the terms of the Java Compatibility Kit, a test suite that will be necessary if Apache ever wants to call their Harmony project "Java". ZDNet has confirmed that Sun executives are reviewing the letter in detail but aren't ready yet to provide a definitive response.

April 10, 2007 by

Google Apps Premier Edition - let the games begin!

The white noise level surrounding Google's announcement last night about their new premium offering – Google Apps Premier Edition – is bound to reach epic levels and last quite a while as everyone wraps their head around what has always seemed to me to be an inevitability on a par with the sun rising in the East and setting in th West. No one should be surprised by this announcement.

February 21, 2007 by

Java 7.0 (Dolphin): Evolving in the Ecosystem

Sun developer Danny Coward says "Compatibility is king", but Sun is not staying still in the Java space. At last week's JavaOne conference he unveiled some projects that R&D is working on for the upcoming "Dolphin" release of Java, due out in 2008. The proposed changes are in three areas: languages, packaging, and ease of development.

May 21, 2006 by

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