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Java for OS/2 and eComStation

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:

http://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. This project will port such a current JVM to OS/2 and eComStation. Dmitry A. Kuminov, who is well-known for his work on the Qt 3 and 4 ports, has been hired as chief developer.

Sponsoring

Funding is already assured and provided by several companies and individuals, with Mensys BV being the main sponsor.

Current Status

We are in a very early development stage.

Latest Version

So far no releases have been made.

If you want to play with the latest development version, you can check it out directly from the SVN repository. In order to do so you need to download and install the subversion client for eCS (OS/2). Use the following command to check out the full source tree to a <local_directory>:

svn checkout http://svn.netlabs.org/repos/java/trunk <local_directory>

The required tools and build instructions are described in the readme file.

Reporting Bugs

Reporting bugs and requesting new features is done through the ticket system. You can view existing tickets, add comments to them and create new tickets using the corresponding buttons at the top of every page. If you want to submit a new bug or request a feature, please use the Search function first to make sure there is no ticket for this task already created.

Anonymous access to the ticket system has been restricted due to multiple attacks of stupid spammers we've been suffering from lately. In order to create a new ticket or comment the existing one, you need to login with your Netlabs login id. If you do not have a login id, you can request one at http://www.netlabs.org/en/site/member/member.xml. We are sorry for inconvenience, but at the present time this is the only way to avoid extremely annoying spam.

Mailing Lists

Project discussion is done through mailing list conversations. Currently, the following mailing lists are available:

  • none right now

Credits

  • Silvan Scherrer (management)
  • Dmitry A. Kuminov (development)
  • Christian Hennecke (PR)
  • netlabs.org (hosting & support)
  • Sun, Oracle

We also want to thank all individuals and organizations who made donations to this project and helped to make it happen.

Screenshots

None so far.

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