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Java2 in Navigator 5?

Tuesday June 15th, 1999

According to Alan Baratz of Sun, Java2 will be an integrated part of Navigator 5. I assume "integrated" means that it will utilize OJI, which should allow for their JVM to be replaced by another company's if desired.

Thanks to Bill Lynch for the news.


#29 Re:Java2 in Navigator 5?

by brobinson

Saturday June 19th, 1999 12:07 PM

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Kaffe is a completely backwards engineered version of Java. It's supposed to support both the Sun version and the Microsoft version.

I think that if MS would have just kept with the Sun spec and gotten compatible with Java1.2, they'd be the best choice for Java on any Win32 machine. I use MS's JVM for 1.1 apps and Sun's JDK 1.2 for 1.2 apps, and development.

They had to do a good job on the MS JVM so they could get people to use it and their extensions. This isn't like the OS where they already have the most market share and can afford to make an unstable OS.