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Jul. 14th, 2009 | 02:15 pm

Over the course of the past year, there was a steady sequence of builds of OpenJDK 6 that passed the rigorous JCK and met other compatibility requirements.

It started with Rich Sharples' announcement of such a build of OpenJDK 6 on Fedora 9 on x86 and amd64 CPU architectures in June 2008. A few months later, that announcement was followed by Joe Darcy announcing such a build on Fedora 8 on the x86 CPU architecture. Then the pace picked up in time for the FOSDEM conference, first with Rich Sharples announcing such a build of OpenJDK 6 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 in January 2009, and then with Gary Benson announcing such builds for Fedora 10 on 32 bit and 64 bit PowerPC CPU architecture in February using the Zero interpreter backend for HotSpot.

With Matthias Klose's announcement last weekend of such builds for Ubuntu 9.04 for x86 and amd64 CPU architectures, congratulations are in order to Canonical's OpenJDK team - may many more such builds follow!

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