NOTE: the product described in this section is no longer generally available, but can be made available on an as-is, exception basis for customers still supporting a legacy OS/2 install base. Please contact Golden Code Development.

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The Golden Code® Run Time Environment (RTE) and Software Development Kit (SDK) for the Java(TM) 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE(TM) Platform), release 1.4.1_07 is a licensed and branded, native port of Sun Microsystem's latest Java technology to OS/2. Included in the product is a native port of Java Web Start 1.2_02.

Simplify Your Transition from OS/2®. Java represents a key technology for enterprise-class OS/2 customers who are planning and implementing a migration strategy away from OS/2 to alternate platforms. As Java continually evolves, its reliability, stability and performance continue to improve and the tool set available to Java developers continues to expand. Java's viability as a mission critical application environment has been established and is further reinforced from release to release. It is more important than ever to maintain a current Java environment on OS/2 to avoid limiting current development options and architectures, and to enable a smooth transition as OS/2 is replaced as the underlying platform. Golden Code J2SE 1.4.1 for OS/2 keeps OS/2 customers in parity with the Java features available on other platforms, easing migration efforts, and minimizing transition costs.

Java Compatible(TM). Golden Code J2SE 1.4.1 for OS/2 has been rigorously tested by external beta testers, internal regression testers, and a team of certification testers. It has been certified Java Compatible(TM) on a number of OS/2 configurations to ensure it will run properly in our customers' environments:

  • Warp 4 Uniprocessor (U.S. English) - HotSpot(TM) client compiler
  • Warp 4 Uniprocessor (U.S. English) - HotSpot(TM) server compiler
  • Warp 4 Uniprocessor (German NLS) - HotSpot(TM) client compiler
  • Warp 4 SMP (U.S. English) - HotSpot(TM) client compiler
Testing in all these configurations is not a requirement to claim Java Compatibility; however, it is an indication of Golden Code Development's thorough approach to testing and commitment to our customers. Additional environments will be certified as the development schedule permits.

Robust, Native Implementation. Engineered from the ground up to run on OS/2, Golden Code J2SE 1.4.1 for OS/2 brings Sun Microsystem's HotSpot(TM) technology and the latest Java(TM) language features and APIs to OS/2 in a robust, native implementation. A native port was chosen over an emulation approach to avoid the performance and reliability limitations inherent in an additional emulation layer. For example, the Golden Code J2SE 1.4.1 implementation is the only J2SE 1.4 product which works reliably in an SMP environment.

Excellent Runtime Performance. The Golden Code J2SE 1.4.1 port has been highly optimized and performance tuned. Run time performance is second to none, surpassing the competition in most common scenarios. This strong performance is achieved without compromising system integrity, making the Golden Code port a "good citizen" with respect to sharing system resources with other applications and system processes. Availability of the HotSpot(TM) server (C2) compiler in addition to the default client (C1) compiler affords the user with flexibility to trade off additional memory for a more aggressive bytecode compiler policy and better runtime performance.