The system software that will be running isn't clear - Sun deferred any comment on who actually owns the JavaOS for Business code to its lawyers - although Sun did say that more resources are flowing into the management software that will feature on Corona.
The two also claim that a key element of JavaOS for Business was creating an optimized Java virtual machine environment to run Java applications faster.
Moreover IBM, through its development of the Enterprise Java Bean specification, JavaOS
and parts of Java 2, already has a large stake in Java's make-up.
Kona turned into JavaOS
and was targeted at consumer and embedded systems use.
Tolliver's group includes various Java operating systems for the consumer and embedded market, including JavaOS
, Personal Java and ChorusOS, the real time operating system Sun acquired last year.
It's still in discussions with IBM about manufacturing Big Blue's design for Intel-based NetStations running JavaOS
for Business due next year.
It's offering JavaOS
running on its SparcLite chips (compatible with Sun's microSparc) and will implement JavaOS
on its picoJava implementation next year.
IBM Corp claims it still hasn't made it's mind up whether or not to port JavaOS
for Business to PowerPC.
European digital TV provider BetaReserach has now joined Tele Communications Inc and Hitachi Ltd on the list of manufacturers that have committed themselves to using Sun's ChorusOS and JavaOS
Sun's consumer and embedded technologies group where Beduin will come to rest also has a couple of cuts of the JavaOS
kernel - embedded and consumer - designed to bring real-time services to PersonalJava and EmbeddedJava APIs when they are fitted with the Chorus microkernel.