Announcing: OpenJDK for Mac OS X source repository, mailing list, project home

Mike Swingler swingler at
Tue Jan 11 01:49:21 PST 2011

Java Developers,

I'm very happy to let you know that today we made the first public contribution of code to the OpenJDK project for Mac OS X. This initial contribution builds on the hard work of the BSD port, and initially has the same functionality. Today's contribution simply modifies the build process to create universal binary, and produces a .jdk bundle which is recognized by Java Preferences and the JVM detection logic in Mac OS X.

For more information about the Mac OS X Port project, please check out these resources:
Project home: <>
Project wiki & getting started instructions: <>
Project status: <>
Mailing list: <>
Source repository: <>

For those of you who would like to join us hacking on the next generation of Java for Mac OS X, please join our mailing list, download the source, and spin a build for yourself.

It has been a long road getting to this point collaborating behind the scenes with Sun and now Oracle, but as of today we are on the road to fully open development of the Mac OS X port. We look forward to providing more code from our collaboration soon, and working with you all.

Best regards,
Mike Swingler
Java Engineering
Apple Inc.

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