Oracle and Apple have announced the OpenJDK project for Mac OS X. Apple will contribute most of the key components, tools, and technology required for a Java Platform, Standard Edition (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. OpenJDK will make Apple’s Java technology available to open source developers so they can access and contribute to the effort.
“The availability of Java on Mac OS X plays a key role in the cross-platform promise of the Java platform, ” says Hasan R., senior vice president of development at Oracle. “The Java developer community can rest assured that the leading-edge Java environment will continue to be available on Mac OS X.”
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