A desktop in pure Java
Last release of JDistro: 0.38
Creation of the site: 2002-02-06
Last update of the site: 2005-11-03


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 If you didn't receive it by email, you can read the second issue of the JDistro Newsletter written by Gérard.

Intro
The purpose of this site is to introduce the JDistro Project. Its goal is the creation of a desktop for the Java virtual machine. There is actually some subprojects.
Körte The desktop itself written with Swing
Wharf The application launcher
Jsh A command line (shell)
LAoS A Swing-based implementation of AWT
Malna An interacive security manager
Mezzo An other user interface
Szilva An implementation of the JNLP services
VFS A virtual file system
Yak A peer-to-peer network
License JDistro is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License 2.

References
 O'Reilly Juggle Your Java with JDistro (interview for ONJava.com)
 JavaLobby#4 Already two years! (talk)
 Kymerix Interview
 JavaLobby#3 Happy Birthday! (talk)
 JavaLobby#2 Announce of the 0.23 release and talk
 JavaLobby#1 Announce of the project (Feb. 18, 2002) and talk

Papers
 JavaOne'04 Slides BOF 2289
 LMF46 Native libraries (C/Java communication with JNI)
 LMF41 External process (Call of native binaries)
 LMF37 Close monitoring (Thread vs Timer)
 LMF36 Building a 100% java desktop (Why and how)
 LMF35 Client-side integration of Java and Linux (Installation and use)

Installation
install_jdistro.jar Download the file and type:
java -jar install_jdistro.jar
install_jdistro.class Download the file and type:
java -cp . install_jdistro

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Version 0.38 jdistro-038.tar.bz2   2129Kb
jdistro-038.tar.gz   2377Kb
jdistro-038.zip   3190Kb
Nightbuild jdistro-nightbuild.tgz
Gentoo ebuild jdistro-ebuild-038.tgz

Links
Escher Xlib written in Java
WeirdX An X server written in Java
Echidna A process manager
Jsh A shell for Java
JD4X Another desktop
Jesktop Another desktop
Xito/POD Another desktop
Jnode An operating system written in Java

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