IcedTea and IcedTea-Web

Session Type: 
Standard [25 minutes]

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Almost all major Linux distros use IcedTea as their Java distribution, rather than OpenJDK itself. With OpenJDK at its core, IcedTea offers many advantages over OpenJDK that are hard to pass on.

IcedTea-Web is another project under the IcedTea umbrella and it seeks to address missing deployment components from OpenJDK such as the web browser plug-in, the Web Start implementation, etc.

This talk will cover IcedTea and IcedTea-Web -- the motivations for their creation, the benefits they provide, and what the future holds for them.