10/10/2003 - Sun Microsystems, Inc., the inventor and leading advocate for Java[tm]software, announced a comprehensive program for developers upgrading Java applets and MS JVM based applications to the most current and compatible version of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) from Sun. The program's website, located at http://java.sun.com/upgrade, contains articles, upgrade guides, support forums, and diagnostic tools to help accellerate developer's efforts as they upgrade their applications.
Earlier this week, Sun and Microsoft Corporation announced their agreement on a new maintenance license for the Microsoft Java Virtual Machine (MSJVM) under which Microsoft will extend its support for its MSJVM until September 30, 2004. The objective of this agreement is to provide additional time for developers and enterprises to upgrade to current technologies while the MSJVM is still supported. This effort, combined with the successful Java distribution programs launched by Sun over the last year will help continue the smooth upgrade and distribution of Java worldwide.
Sun has designed a series of complementary programs for OEMs, consumers, and developers to ensure that a current version of Java software is freely available on desktops worldwide:
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