Sun says open-source Java possible in 'months' | InfoWorld | News | 2006-06-27 | By Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Service
...inspired me to think.
What would I contribute to an Open Source version of Java?
Assuming that Sun provide a nice test environment so that I know that I will not break the sacred compatibility of the langauge and its standard libraries, then what could you do?
These are my first thoughts:
- An interface based abstraction of the Swing widgets.
- Better use of models in Swing widgets, e.g. ModelBasedJLabel
- Back 'plumbing' of JMX and JNDI support into older APIs
Please comment with your own.