Thursday, 26 February 2009

Sun Releases Java 6 JDK on Itanium

25th February 2009

After an announcement earlier last year that Sun and HP had teamed together to produce a fresh version of the SUN Java JRE & JDK, and a somewhat longer than predicted wait, a version is finally available.

The release notes are here. It can be downloaded by following the Java 6 Update 11 download link.

The latest version is Java 6 Update 11, although information on the Sun website indicates that an Update 12 version will be available shortly.

I downloaded the JDK and installed it on my recent Debian 5.0 installation, which is running on a HP ZX6000 2 x 1.3 Ghz Madison based box.

The JDK appears to be working correctly, and has been used to run various test programs, culminating in Netbeans 6.5 (see separate post).

Well done HP and SUN!