Sun Adds New Features to 'Mustang' Version of Java

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2006-06-21 Email Print this article Print

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Sun adds new database and graphical user interface design technology to the upcoming version of Java SE 6.

Sun Microsystems has enhanced the second beta version of Java Platform Standard Edition 6 with new database and graphical user interface design technology.

The Santa Clara, Calif., company announced June 21 that Java SE 6 will be available, through early-access weekly builds, with support for the Java DB technology that is Sun's version of the open-source Apache Derby Project database.

Sun officials also said Java SE 6, code-named Mustang, will feature the Group Layout component from the open-source NetBeans GUI Builder code-named Project Matisse.

The new beta marks a key transition point for Java SE 6 as the technology nears completion and its final release this fall, company officials said.

Click here to read more about Sun's Java "Mustang."

Sun officials said a key theme of Java SE 6 is compatibility and the protection of current and future technology investments.

In addition to the new features in Java SE 6, Sun also announced new agreements with Founder Technology Group and Lenovo to ship the JRE (Java Runtime Environment) on their hardware. These agreements to distribute the Sun JRE on a variety of desktop and consumer PCs will start in the third quarter of this year. The agreements are similar to deals Sun has with other leading PC manufacturers, including Acer, Apple Computer, Dell Computer, Gateway, Hewlett-Packard, Samsung, Toshiba and Tsinghua Tongfang, Sun said.

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Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.


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