Java Real-Time, on beyond Solaris -- Early Access available for GNU/Linux

As part of our drive to get Sun software into the hands of as many people as possible, at the end of last week an early access version of the Java Real-Time system (Java RTS 2.1 EA) was released for GNU/Linux.

At this point, support and testing for Java RTS 2.1 EA is limited to the SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time10 platform and the Red Hat Enterprise MRG 1.0 release (currently in beta).  That being said, as the Release Notes point out

since this EA release uses the real-time POSIX programming interface, it is possible that other properly configured Linux distributions that implement this interface can also run Java RTS 2.1_EA. Temporal correctness is still being worked on by the Linux community, but currently the OS configuration needs to include a 2.6.21 Linux kernel or later with the latest RT patch and a 2.5 glibc or later. (See the site http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/projects/rt/ to obtain the appropriate RT patch.)

 
If you want to check it out for yourself, evaluation downloads are available here.  And if you have any feedback, the team would love to hear.

Pau for now...

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