Oracle and Apple today announced the OpenJDK project for Mac OS X.
Apple will contribute most of the key components, tools and
technology required for a Java SE 7 implementation on Mac OS X,
including a 32-bit and 64-bit HotSpot-based Java virtual machine,
class libraries, a networking stack and the foundation for a new
graphical client. […]
Apple also confirmed that Java SE 6 will continue to be available
from Apple for Mac OS X Snow Leopard and the upcoming release of
Mac OS X Lion. Java SE 7 and future versions of Java for Mac OS X
will be available from Oracle.
Sounds like great news for Mac-using Java developers.
Note, too, this statement from Oracle VP Hasan Rizvi:
“The Java developer community can rest assured that the leading
edge Java environment will continue to be available on Mac OS X in
the future. Combined with last month’s announcement of IBM
joining the OpenJDK, the project now has the backing of three of
the biggest names in software.”
A very big name not on that list: Google.
★ Friday, 12 November 2010