Great news for Java DB on Internet Clients : Consumer JRE
Great blog by Chet Haase on the new Consumer JRE. I'm very excited about this because the issues they're grappling with and addressing are pretty much exactly the issues that can make Java DB on a consumer desktop a pretty hard sell.
Zimbra are still using Java DB for this because the solution is so compelling, but solving these problems are going to make the barrier to entry a lot lower.
I also like this because it feels like the Java team is really "waking up" and are going after areas that have for a while felt like they were relegated into a dusty corner of the platform.
Great to see this, and good luck to Chet and the Consumer JRE team!