Apple to donate Mac OS X implementation of JVM plus tools and support libraries to OpenJDK project

If only the timing of Apple’s announcement that they are deprecating the current version of the Java VM and no longer supporting future development coincided with this week’s announcement that they are going to donate the OS X implementation of the JVM plus tools and supporting libraries to the OpenJDK project. One can only wonder if the plan all along was to donate the code to OpenJDK, or if they decided to give it the OpenJDK project as a result of the shock they caused to the Java development community that works on the Mac platform.

Either way, Java developers on the Mac can breath a sigh of relief and be rest assured that there will be a future for Java on the Mac.

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