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

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

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install_jdistro.jar Download the file and type:
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install_jdistro.class Download the file and type:
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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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