JNode 0.2.8 Released

The JNode team is glad to announce the release of JNode 0.2.8.

JNode is a free, open source Java technology based operating system implemented in the Java language with a very small assembler nano-kernel.

The main focus of this release is general stability improvements and bug fixes and also reflects the current status of several major features in active development such as: isolates, Bjorne shell and complete support for HFS+. Significant progress has been made with the integration of the remaining parts of OpenJDK and the JNode class library has been updated to OpenJDK6 b13. JNode now builds with both JDK 1.6 and OpenJDK6+IceadTea and by the means of Linux and KVM it's possible to set up a well performing and completely free open source development and test environment. Mauve based regression testing is being introduced and various test-suites consolidated into a distributed automatic regression testing infrastructure. As a result of these activities real world applications and frameworks like Jetty, Quercus, Groovy, JEdit and many others are getting usable under JNode.

JNode 0.2.8 is a development release targeting Java developers and computer software specialists who like the idea of a Java based operating system. It is intended to encourage people to join in the creation of this truly unique and innovative free operating system.

Members of the JNode team are heading to the FOSDEM conference soon for giving a talk about JNode, for making demos and meeting other developers eager to learn about or contribute to this exciting project.

We would like to thank all contributors for their efforts in making this release possible.

Screenshots are available here: http://www.jnode.org/node/132

JNode can be downloaded from here: http://www.jnode.org/node/2878

Changelog: http://www.jnode.org/node/2880

More information on the JNode project can be found at http://www.jnode.org and http://sourceforge.net/projects/jnode

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Nimbus screenshots

Just curious, why don't you use Nimbus L&F for your screenshots? It looks a lot nicer than Metal L&F.

Because Nimbus is not integrated with JNode yet

since as far as I know it was not even released yet as part of OpenJDK6, the fundation of the JNode class library. Anyway I will watch its progress and pick it up as soon as possible. Then we will see how can our graphics system handle it.