Open-Source Tools Fuel Web, Desktop Development
Sun Microsystems' Sun Web Stack, an integrated enterprise-quality AMP for Solaris and Linux, is ready to roll, and the core components of the Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 and Sun Java System Web Proxy are open source. Sun hopes it means faster time to market for Web developers.Open-source community developers have been awash in news this summer, particularly the past few weeks surrounding the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, July 21-25 in Portland, Ore. Sun Microsystems on July 23 announced the availability of the Sun Web Stack, an integrated enterprise-quality AMP (Apache/MySQL/Perl or PHP) stack for Solaris and Linux operating systems. The Web Stack software includes the software most commonly used for Web-tier application development and services. The Web Stack is available for download at http://www.sun.com/webstack.
Sun also announced that it is open-sourcing the core components of the Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 and Sun Java System Web Proxy technologies under a BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution) license in the Web Stack subproject of the OpenSolaris community. The Web and Proxy source code will be available in the third quarter of this year.