Apple Release Technical Details Of OpenJDK Project for Mac
Apple’s Mike Swingler reveals what the first drop will look like.
Apple’s Mike Swingler has posted some additional technical details regarding the news that Apple are open sourcing the Java implementation on Mac OSX. He describes the first drop as a “SoyLatte”-level implementation, but packaged as a Universal Mac OS X .jdk bundle. Gradually, Apple will add additional parts of their Java SE 6 implementation to the public project. To be contributed, will be “the vast majority” of the Swing Aqua Look and Feel implementation, and the eAWT/eIO API. Apple also plan on hosting the legacy AWT widget set using lightweight peers. However, he does reveal that parts of Apple’s SE 6 implementation will not be contributed, and cites the AWT widgets as an example.