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It's been a while since there was a new beta. Are there any new updates forthcoming?
Updated on 2010-11-12T06:09:39Z at 2010-11-12T06:09:39Z by SystemAdmin
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Re: Are there any new updates forthcoming?2010-11-12T06:09:39Z in response to SystemAdminDear Beta Participant,
We hope you've seen the recent announcement from IBM and Oracle (http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/32708.wss). We are very excited by this new level of collaboration and feel it will offer significant advantages to our customers and the broader Java community, both around improved compatibility between JREs and in an anticipated accelerated rate of innovation. Needless to say, this marks a very significant strategy change and will directly impact the content of the IBM Java 7 SDK. Most immediately we will be revisiting the amount of Harmony code used in the SDK and shift towards using more code from OpenJDK.
We expect this to have a very significant impact in the technical content of the release. The ultimate quality of the release will be the same (or better, with closer fidelity to the reference codebase), but represents a lot of meaningful change to the various code paths and algorithms used.
We are currently working on a revised plan for subsequent beta drops and would provide updates on that shortly.