By Mark Sutton
Sun Microsystems has released a new version of Java for Linux aimed at small gadgets and embedded devices.
Sun has expanded its range of Java offerings for Linux, with the release of connected device configuration (CDC) Java. The latest version is tailored for digital TV set-top boxes, in-car computers and other embedded devices, an area that is expected to see strong growth for the open source operating system.Sun is keen to promote Java for Linux, despite the fact that Linux is a direct competitor to its own Solaris operating system. The intention is to extend Java across any platform."There are a growing number of Java technology developers who are building applications for consumer devices running on Linux," said Richard Green, vice president, Java Software, Software Systems Group, Sun Microsystems. "Now, with the availability of J2ME technologies on Linux, the 2.5 million Java technology developers worldwide can support a whole series of next-generation, intelligent services on today's modern clients."Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition CDC and Foundation profile is available for download at www.sun.com/software