Java 1.6.0-b22 WSE
May 13, 2011 by email@example.com
Java is a very popular sophisticated programming environment. Applications written in the Java language are run inside a virtual machine (Java Virtual Machine, JVM) which provides a nearly identical behavior on all platforms that have a JVM implementation available. This "write once, run anywhere" approach means that developers can support a multitude of platforms while only having to maintain one code base. For users, availability of a current Java for OS/2 and eComStation means access to a huge number of existing applications.
For more information about Java, see: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_%28programming_language%29
Previously, Java had been made available for OS/2 and eComStation by IBM, Golden Code and Innotek. However, new versions with many changes and improvements have been released since then and current applications require a current JVM implementation. The new project will port a current JVM to OS/2 and eComStation. Dmitry Kumenov, who is well-known for his work on the Qt 3 and 4 ports, is the chief developer.
For information about the project and its status, please see: svn.netlabs.org/java
OpenJDK 6 JRE JRE package needed to run Java programs. Not recommended for SMP systems (see below).
OpenJDK 6 SDK SDK package needed to compile Java programs. Includes a copy of the JRE package. Not recommended for SMP systems (see below).
OpenJDK 6 JRE (SMP Friendly) JRE package, same as above but with all executables marked as MPUNSAFE which makes them more or less stable on SMP machines by sticking to a single core (rare hangs are still possible).
OpenJDK 6 SDK (SMP Friendly) SDK package, same as above but with all executables marked as MPUNSAFE which makes them more or less stable on SMP machines by sticking to a single core (rare hangs are still possible).
Report bugs: svn.netlabs.org/java/report