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During its fourth quarter Network
Computing ’04 (NC04Q4) launch Tuesday, Sun Microsystems Inc. announced
Solaris(R) 10 Operating System support for the company’s complete line of
development tools and Java(TM) technology development platforms, including
support for the most recent version of Java, J2SE ™ 5.0. Sun is bringing
a robust set of tools for every class of programmer to the Solaris 10
development arena, including the Sun Studio 10 high performance compilers
support C, C++ and Fortran, the Sun Java Studio Enterprise development
environment and the popular Java Studio Creator. This universal support
makes it possible for software developers to immediately launch their
enterprise development projects using Java to deliver on the promise of
Solaris 10.

The company also joined with AMD and announced today the successful
collaboration on developing the industry’s first Java Virtual Machine
(JVM) that supports 64-bit systems with AMD Opteron processors, which will
enable developers to build efficient and high performing Java-based
applications for Linux, Windows, and Solaris environments.

“Solaris 10 is the perfect platform for Java system development and
deployment and we’re providing the advanced tools that will accelerate
developer adoption of the Solaris 10 operating system,” said Jeff Jackson,
vice president of Java Platform Strategy and Tools for Sun. “The Sun Studio
compilers unlock incredible performance gains even for applications written
for previous versions of Solaris and the 64-bit JVM really pulls out the

Today’s announcement outlined several developer advantages delivered by
Solaris 10. The most recent version of the Java Platform, J2SE 5.0,
supports the Solaris 10 operating system, delivering improved developer
productivity and performance from the new Java technology language

Sun delivers a robust set of tools for every class of programmer. Sun
Studio 10 software makes it simple to get outstanding performance when
developing C, C++, and Fortran for the Solaris 10 Operating System. It
provides a comprehensive, productive environment for developing scalable
32-bit and 64-bit applications on Sun’s newest UltraSPARC(R),Intel Xeon,
and AMD Opteron processor-based systems, including AMD64. Sun Studio 10
software consistently improves applications by up to 60% over previous
compiler releases and open source alternatives. Enhanced user interface
increases ease of use, and reduces turnaround time for fixes and delivers
greater debugging productivity plus debugging optimized, parallelized code,
as well as mixed languages (C, C++, Fortran, and Java) seamlessly.

All of Sun’s developer tool products currently run on the beta version of
Solaris 10 and will have full support for Solaris 10. The popular NetBeans
open source IDE. With version 4.0 now available in beta at,
developers can take advantage of this fully featured, cross-platform IDE
for the development of Java applications spanning J2SE, 2-tier J2EE 1.4
support, desktop clients, mobile clients and web applications.

The Sun Java Studio Creator product, which recently added support for the
MacOS platform and multi language support for Japanese and simplified
Chinese, currently runs on the beta version of Solaris 10. The Java Studio
Creator environment has been designed and tested to meet the needs of
skilled developers whose primary concern is rapid turnaround of
business-critical applications.

The Sun Java Studio Enterprise 7 product will also support the Solaris 10
operating system, with its comprehensive, integrated offering that improves
developer productivity with intuitive, easy to use tools and technologies.
Java Studio consists of tools, software development kits (SDKs),
application programming interfaces (APIs) and libraries, and developer
services. Using Java Studio, developers can rapidly develop applications
and Web services across multiple platforms and environments.

Developer Kits, Programs and Insights for Migrating to Solaris 10
The Sun Developer Network (SDN) offers comprehensive resources for
developers migrating applications to the Solaris 10 environment, the

  • Solaris 10 Developer Connection, Hosted by the Sun Developer Network
    located at features an
    extensive list of developer guides, software downloads, documentation and
    forums that address a wide variety of Solaris 10 development topics

  • Sun has also updated the Java Development Kit (JDK) to include the Early
    Access version of the J2SE 5.0 64-bit Opteron support for the Solaris OS.

  • HP Migration program that helps developers move applications from HP-UX
    and Tru64 to Solaris 10. Program located on the Sun website at featuring Solaris 10 ISV
    Early Adoption and Migration for Developers has already made it possible
    for Sun and iForce partners to successfully migrate over 200 HP customers
    to Sun Solaris Solutions. See

  • “Technology Test Drive”, a pre-configured development environment hosted
    on the web at, gives x86 developers and IT
    staff a no risk evaluation through seven days of free access to test drive
    their own code on the most recent versions of Solaris 10, Sun Studio
    Compilers and other tools for enterprise developers on Sun’s Sun Fire V20z
    server with AMD Opteron processors.

Pricing and Availability

Early Access of the 64-bit Java Virtual Machine technology will be
available within the next 30 days. Java Studio Enterprise has a list price
of $1,895 USD, or $5 USD per employee per month for Java Enterprise System
customers. Java Studio Creator is available as part of the SDN subscription
program for $99 USD . The Sun Studio 10 compilers are included with
Solaris 10. Free trial versions of all of Sun’s developer tools will be
included with Solaris 10. For more information on all of Sun’s development
tools visit

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