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[ba-ohs-talk] Jesktop -- The Java Desktop

"What is it?
The Jesktop project is a desktop system written in Java that can have GUI 
applications installed into it. It is dependant upon Avalon which is a 
server framework from Apache. Avalon itself is going to change the way we 
think of Java based server computing.
Jesktop has been under construction since November 2000. It's team was 
founded by people building Portable Java Environment (PJE) since early 2000.
Jesktop's Goals
       To have a fully functional Java desktop environment running on a 
fully functional Java operating system that is portable across a number of 
host operating systems, or if there is JDK support in a BIOS layer, without 
a host operating system.
       To have a single CD installation of Linux (or other Java capable 
OS) without it's own applications, but with Avalon, Jesktop and many Java 
apps pre-configured.
       To see the Jesktop and Avalon used widely by Java enthusiasts and 
deployed on yet to be created Network appliances and palm sized devices 
(when palm sized devices support J2SE). That's right, we see this running 
on small devices. The attraction to hardware manufactureres is obvious - a 
standard open source OS layer that can support multiple applications safely.
       To see thousands of GPL, MPL, SPL, Commercial etc. etc. apps 
runnable inside Jesktop. All will be hot installable, reinstallable and 
de-installable. No reboot/restart necessary. No questions asked. "    (01)

Their license is really interesting.  Jesktop assumes whatever license it 
needs to in order to play nice.    (02)

There is a companion site:
This site lists applications that already run under jesktop.    (03)