Sun annouced a Java Desktop Initiative. Here are the highlights
- Javadesktop.org — A new desktop development community
- Java Desktop Network Components
- javagames.org (http://javagaming.org) –
- Sun’s project code-named Mad Hatter, a rapidly emerging integrated suite of products that replaces traditional, high-cost Windows desktops with secure, lower-cost, flexible and open alternative desktop solutions.
- latest J2SE release 1.4.2 addresses key customer requests including improved start-up time by up to 30 percent.
- OpenGL support has been updated for enhanced rendering and community programs
- The new release also includes support for native OS look and feel for Windows XP and Linux.