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About Java 6.0(Mustang)

Java Platform, Standard Edition (also known as Java 2 Platform) lets you develop and deploy Java applications on desktops and servers, as well as today’s demanding Embedded and Real-Time environments. Java SE includes classes that support the development of Java Web Services and provides the foundation for Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE).

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The main themes for Mustang are to maintain compatibility, stability, and quality. Mustang will incorporate the Rhino JavaScript engine into Java and JSR 223, the JNI-based framework for calling scripts from within Java apps. Mustang will deliver an implementation of JDBC 4.0, including EoD features (JSR 221.) Mustang will deliver an update to Javadoc (JSR 260) that will make it easier to group together and structure class hierarchies. Mustang will include full Longhorn support. For instance, Mustang will deliver the Avalon look-and-feel and windows system tray support.

New features in Java 6.0

New Security Features and Enhancements

  • Native platform Security (GSS/Kerberos) integration
  • Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS) login module that employs LDAP authentication
  • New Smart Card I/O API

Integrated Web Services

  • New API for XML digital signature services for secure web services
  • New Client and Core Java Architecture for XML-Web Services (JAX-WS) 2.0 APIs
  • New support for Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB) 2.0

Scripting Language Support

  • New framework and API for scripting languages
  • Mozilla Rhino engine for JavaScript built into the platform

Enhanced Management and Serviceability

  • Improved JMX Monitoring API
  • Runtime Support for dTrace (Solaris 10 and future Solaris OS releases only)
  • Improved memory usage analysis and leak detection

Increased Developer Productivity

  • JDBC 4.0 support (JSR 221)
  • Significant library improvements
  • Improvements to the Java Platform Debug Architecture (JPDA) & JVM Tool Interface

Improved User Experience

  • look-and-feel updates to better match underlying operating system
  • Improved desktop performance and integration
  • Enhanced internationalization support

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