Will Webstart be integrated in OpenJDK?

Geir Magnusson Jr. geir at pobox.com
Thu Sep 11 15:33:25 UTC 2008

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On Sep 11, 2008, at 10:18 AM, Onno Kluyt wrote:

> We have not yet decided on a specific plan regarding open sourcing  
> of the plugin and webstart code. We may eventually add this to  
> OpenJDK but it is certainly not imminent.
> Onno.
> On Sep 11, 2008, at 4:46 AM, Clemens Eisserer wrote:
>> Hello,
>>> I think OpenJDK is anything but dead
>> As Dalibor already mentioned I was talking about
>> jdk-collaboration.dev.java.net, not OpenJDK.
>> JDK-collboration is basically dead, almost no-one uses it anymore and
>> also Sun devs seem to ignore whats happening there.
>> Yes, I know the webstart implementation integrated in IcedTea.
>> However I've heard some rumors that it shouldn't take long until we
>> see Sun's implementation open-sourced, so I don't want to work on  
>> code
>> that will be replaced sooner or later.
>> Furthermore I have already written some specific patches for Sun's
>> implementation and well, nothing important just a few clean-ups - but
>> as it seems at jdk-collaboration no one is watching at all.
>> lg Clemens

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