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Hello all!
I've been programming in Java nearly from the beginning every day but I had pause for last many years. I missed everything (all news, all progress) from JDK 1.5 and later. Now after months of refreshing and updating my knowledges I still miss some "context" information.

I would like to as you, seasoned Java developers, what's happened with Java.net? Will it be closed or what? A lot of older articles and technologies and I would like to use are referencing to Java.net, but nearly every projects here seems to be dead. Every URL is 404 Not Found. Every project has no files to download...

I miss Swing Labs (SwingX components), BeansBinding reference implementation, JGoodies staff, ...

Please can somebody explain me what is happened with Java.net and Kenai.com? And can I download files from these project (I know that e.g. Swing Application Framework or BeansBinding are withdrawn but I still need JARs from these projects).

Thanks a lot!
 
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As far as I know java.net is still very much alive. Some months ago they did go to a new infrastructure. It could be that some things have been moved around over there and some links have not yet been updated.

I don't know all the exact details about kenai.com. I think this was Sun's initiative to create an open community website where you could host your own projects. But when Oracle took over Sun, they announced that they were going to close Kenai up. So I think Oracle is still using it internally, but it's not open source or available to host your own projects on anymore.

And welcome to the Ranch!
 
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