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- For the first time, official support for Mac OS X
- Includes the highly anticipated G1 (“Garbage First”) garbage collector, improving memory management for very large applications
- Next step in converging Oracle JRockit and HotSpot VMs, offering the best features of both technologies
- Numerous performance improvements to the JVM
- OpenJDK continues to host the development of Java SE 7 on Mac OS X and the JDK 8 reference implementation
- Available for Windows and Mac OS X (with Linux support currently as preview release)
- Includes playback of MPEG-4 multimedia containing H.264/AVC video and AAC audio
- Support for enhanced font rendering on LCD displays, including sub-pixel rendering
- Additional UI enhancements such as combo box, stacked chart, and application-wide menu bar
- Bundled with the Java 7u4 release
- Oracle has started the OpenJFX project in OpenJDK as part of the plan to open source JavaFX
- Java SE for Embedded is the product line that brings Java SE to a number of embedded platforms and includes many features and performance enhancements targeted to embedded requirements, such as low footprint, power usage, and performance
- Java SE 7u4 Embedded and Java SE 6u32 Embedded 6 releases are now available, following Java SE releases in lockstep
- For more details, see here
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Finally, I get a chance to catch my breath. JavaOne has been extremely busy and while there are still a few hours of good talks to go here is a quick summary so far:
The vibe is very positive. Attendance is significantly up over previous years and the show is well organized. Feedback from attendees has been very excouraging – lots of good buzz on #javaone and other social channels. Many sessions are sold out or standing-room only.
This year’s JavaOne left no doubt Java is moving again, and picking up steam. Throughout the conference and in the various keynotes there was a host of announcements, strategic initiatives, roadmaps, product releases and updates.
I’ll try to summarize, focusing on the Java Platform, Java SE, and Java ME technologies:
Java SE and the Java Platform:
- Oracle announces plans for advancing the Java SE Platform, including a vision beyond JDK 8
- A JDK 7 for Mac OS X Developer Preview is now available, with full developer and consumer releases planned for 2012
- NetBeans 7.1 Beta is now available, featuring full Java SE 7 support
- Oracle details plans for JDK 8, proposed features, and a revised roadmap with extended scope, now scheduled for availability in summer 2013
- Oracle is continuing its work to merge the HotSpot and JRockit JVMs, with the first converged features available in JDK 7
- IBM announces availability of Java SE 7 across its products lines, the faster ever adoption of a new Java SE release by IBM
- Oracle recently announced availability of Java SE 7 for Embedded on ARM and x86 platforms
- OpenJDK hosts the development of JDK 7 for Mac OS X, JDK 8, and becomes the reference implementation for Java SE 8 and beyond
- Twitter joins OpenJDK
JavaFX and Rich Client UI Technology:
- The JavaFX 2.0 GA for Windows is now available
- A JavaFX 2.0 for Mac OS X Developer Preview is now available, with GA releases planned starting 2012
- NetBeans 7.1 Beta is now available, with JavaFX 2.0 support
- Oracle details JavaFX roadmap to 2013, including cross-platform support for Mac OS X and Linux
- Oracle announces plans to open source the JavaFX platform in the OpenJDK project
- A private Beta for JavaFX Scene Builder is now available, with public Beta planned in early 2012
- Oracle announces Project ‘Avatar’: A complete solution for Dynamic Rich Clients, including HTML5 support and back-end integration
- Oracle increases investment in Java ME
- Oracle Java Wireless Client (OJWC) 3.1 is now available
- Oracle announces plans to evolve the Java ME Platform and align Java ME with Java SE 7 through:
- Submission of new JSRs over the coming months
- Updates of the CLDC Platform VM and library specifications to enable better alignment with Java SE 7 features
- Creation of a “CDC Profile” in Java SE 8, which allows deployment of Java SE 8 implementations in resource-constrained environments
- JavaFX to become the graphics framework of choice for mid-range and high-end embedded platforms
- Oracle announces intent for full coverage of embedded vertical markets
- Oracle plans increased and deeper integration of Java ME with content services (“Mobile Services Integration”)
For more information and details, please see the related press releases:
- Oracle Continues to Move Java Forward and Details Java SE 8 Roadmap
- Oracle Highlights Java EE Momentum at JavaOne Conference
- Oracle Releases JavaFX 2.0
- Oracle Increases Investment in Java ME
- Oracle Announces Winners of the 2011 Duke’s Choice Awards
- Oracle Previews NetBeans IDE 7.1: Delivers Support for JavaFX 2.0
After speaking to many developers over the past days it’s clear JavaOne has brought renewed excitement and energy to the Java community. I personally am particularly excited about Java FX 2.0, the Mac OS X support for JDK 7 and JavaFX, and bringing Java ME back to the mainstream platform again.
Two more related links:
- JavaOne celebrates the success of enterprise Java (InfoWorld)
- Oracle shows JavaFX on iOS and Android (MacWorld)
Some quick updates and links that have accumulated over the past days:
- The Expert Group on Project Lamba (“Closures for Java”) decides on the syntax. Check out Brian Goetz’ posting to the EG mailing list.
- Apple posts a new developer preview of “Java for Mac OS X 10.7 Update 1” and “Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 6″. See the post to the OpenJDK mailing list by Mike Swingler from Apple.
- Scott Kovatch announces starting at Oracle and his return as Technical Lead on the Mac OS X port of OpenJDK. Read his blog post “An old new beginning”.
- Josh Marinacci writes about client-side improvements in Java 6 and 7, including Swing, graphics, AWT, look and feel, installation and start-up, and more. Read the full OTN article