Project Semplice (VB on Java VM) – project cancelled?

There was talk this year at JavaOne about an interesting project at Sun to support the execution of VB code on the Java VM – this was being promoted as an opportunity to attract the VB community to move their code over to run on the VM and gain from the benefits of the Java VM (multiplatform support that Microsoft is unable to offer), and also capitalize on the fact that Microsoft killed VB6 with the development of the incompatible VB.NET on the .NET platform.

There is a post on JavaLobby this morning stating that this project may have been cancelled, since two of the main guys working on this are no longer at Sun, and the 3rd guy (Tor Norbye – of JavaPosse fame) has also been reassigned to other projects. Anyone have any other info behind this?

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