John Murrell

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The Outlook for Java on the Mac Perks Up

The future of Java development for the Mac OS, which was starting to look a little dicey recently, firmed up today with a new deal between Apple and Oracle. Under the agreement, Apple, which has always handled in-house development of the necessary virtual machine software for Java to run on Macs, will now turn those duties over to Oracle, starting with Java Standard Edition 7, and will contribute its Java work to OpenJDK, the open-source project under which Java is developed.