[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.
· 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
· 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)