Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Ellison Hints at Oracle's Java Priorities: JavaFX-based OpenOffice Apps and Mobile Devices - Devx Blog

More Larry Ellison tea leaves from JavaOne; this suggests Oracle-Sun is still intent on competing, e.g., with Flash and Silverlight

The new Sun boss put the OpenOffice and JavaFX groups on notice during the JavaOne opening keynote today: Produce some JavaFX libraries for the OpenOffice suite and do it quickly. Larry Ellison, head of the soon-to-be Oracle/Sun Java giant, said: "I've been meeting with different groups inside of Sun, and one of the things we're looking forward to is seeing libraries come out of the OpenOffice group that are JavaFX-based."

He offered spreadsheet and word-processing programs as the types of JavaFX application he expects. (Never mind that OpenOffice already has a spreadsheet program called Calc and a word processor called Writer.)

Ellison Hints at Oracle's Java Priorities: JavaFX-based OpenOffice Apps and Mobile Devices - Devx Blog

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