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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
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A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
Oracle: SELECT * FROM Sun
Posted Apr 21, 2009 0:22 UTC (Tue) by lakeland (subscriber, #1157)
Posted Apr 22, 2009 2:50 UTC (Wed) by gnu_andrew (subscriber, #49515)
As to the delay with *Java* 1.7 (as opposed to Sun's implementation, the JDK) this has been delayed by the mess that is the JCP and the deadlock between Apache and Sun over Harmony and TCK licensing. We can only hope Oracle can improve on this situation; there is certainly plenty of scope!
Posted Apr 22, 2009 4:12 UTC (Wed) by foom (subscriber, #14868)
I still find it quite amusing that Apache's new Java implementation effort was named "Harmony".
They claimed the purpose of the project was to bring all existing efforts together, and yet chose
a license which disallowed cooperation with any of the existing (long underway!) free Java
implementation efforts...and thus ended up starting a new Java implementation from scratch.
Every time I see the project mentioned, I chuckle at the sheer gall of it. It was quite a masterful
fake-out: they even had the Classpath developers tricked into thinking they actually wanted
cooperation, for a while.
And given such, I'm really not surprised that Apache is causing a deadlock in JCP...seems pretty
much par for the course. "Yes, we really want to cooperate with you. Really. Just do everything
exactly on our terms, it will be great!"
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