NCITS STRAW MAN REAL-TIME JAVA SPEC AIRED.
A new draft of the Real-Time Java Ad Hoc Group's so-called
'straw man' specification got an airing at a meeting of the
National Committee for Information Technology Standardization's
(NCITS) R1 committee last week. About ten companies met and agreed the
spec is heading in the right direction. NCITS has already turned down
one application to adopt a Real-Time Working Group spec for
standardization. At the same time, the activity of Doug Jensen's
ad hoc group investigating distributed real-time Java technologies has
been put on hold. He doesn't consider it fruitful to continue the
effort until Sun is able to cooperate in the effort and Sun is
currently too busy with other interests to give this the attention he
believes it requires. In the meantime, the Real-Time Java expert group
formed under Sun's community source development program and lead
by IBM Corp's Greg Bollella insists it is starting with a clean
slate and is not setting out with prior art.