January 23, 2008
OpenJDK Porters Group Votes to Sponsor Java Port to Haiku
Author: JT Smith
The OpenJDK Porters Group approved by a unanimous vote the proposal submitted by the recently formed Haiku Java Team to port OpenJDK to Haiku. This makes Haiku the first OS platform to be sponsored by the Porters Group, and it means that the port is now officially part of the OpenJDK family of projects endorsed by Sun. Referring to the Haiku Java Team proposal, OpenJDK Ambassador for Sun Microsystems Tom Marble said: "I believe that encouraging broad adoption of OpenJDK on as many operating systems and architectures as possible is essential to furthering our goals of Java ubiquity. I'm glad to support this project." The team already has a mailing list (haiku-port-dev) and a project home page; a mercurial repository is also on its way. Team lead Bryan Varner gives his latest update here on his blog.
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