Judging Java Timeline – 1998

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Jan. 20
– JDK 1.1 cumulative downloads top 2 million, says Sun.

JFC ships with “Swing”.

– Microsoft releases Visual J++ 6.0, with keywords that only work in Windows, support only for MS’s Windows Foundation Classes, and no support for AWT or Swing. Cross-platform-Java supporters have a fit.
March 24
JavaOne III pulls in 15,000 attendees.

-Java Jumpstart announced?packaged Java VM tuned to various OS platforms so corporate IS can install Sun-standard JVM on all systems in enterprise easily.

-EmbeddedJava spec made public; Java language subset aimed at embedded-device market (e.g. car engines, door locks, VCRs, microwaves, etc. etc. etc.)

March 31
Sun announces WinCE port of PersonalJava.
April 20
Java Plug-In ships.

April 6
Settop box makers announce support for PersonalJava.
June 3
Visa offers first Java-based Smart Card.
– Sun claims 500,000 downloads of JFC in six months.

— Sun gets a court injunction requiring Microsoft to support all of Java, pointing to Visual J++ 6.0 as a sample culprit.

– Hewlett-Packard releases its own internally developed Java virtual machine for embedded systems, and Microsoft announces it will use the HP JVM in its Windows CE handheld OS. The announcement creates a big buzz at JavaOne, bringing fears of language split. Sun says Microsoft’s use of the JVM is “fine”?as long as it runs Java code cleanly.
Dec. 8
Java 2 ships.

– Sun announces “flexible” licensing terms, to counteract ongoing complaints of excess charges, cumbersome process, restrictive conditions from licensees.

Java Community Process formalized.
Summary of 1998:
This is the year Sun reached out and grabbed developers. It is also the Year of the Lawsuit, during which Sun counterattacks Microsoft on two fronts: directly, in court, and by offering replacements for Microsoft’s virtual machine and a JVM for WinCE; and indirectly by rapidly expanding offerings beyond the PC to smartcards and numerous other embedded devices. Sun also starts taking complaints of developer-allies seriously.
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