Sun’s Jxta software, introduced with great fanfare nearly two years ago, has been downloaded by more than 1 million users, the company said. Sun also noted that there are 12,700 members of Project Jxta, an open-source development organization led by Sun.
On Tuesday, Sun said it has updated the Jxta specification in what it’s calling Jxta 2.0. The updated software lets developers create a “super peer” on a network that can handle more of the network traffic than less powerful devices.
Sun has also made the Jxta code more modular so that developers can more easily download and use what they want. The first instance of Jxta 2.0, which is available for download, is for Java programmers.
Very cool. I putzed around with JXTA shortly after they announced it. Has it been over two years now? While I was at LinuxWorld Expo, I spoke to a couple of Sun guys that were demoing JXTA apps. One was a shared space app ala Groove, but it ran on any platform supported by a recent version of Java.