Sun's Javasoft unit plans to move version 1.2 of the Java Developer's Kit into beta next month, but has delayed version 2.0 until next year to ensure it is released simultaneously on all major platforms.
Version 1.2 will include new application programming interfaces (APIs), codenamed Playground, which include the Swingset graphical user interface components that will be included in the Java Foundation Classes, but the new upgrade will be build on the current version of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).
Version 2.0's shipment date has been delayed from the end of this year to the second quarter of next to give the newly set up Java Porting and Tuning Center time to eradicate any bugs and port it onto all major platforms for concurrent shipment.
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