HotJava browser updated

JavaSoft, Sun's Java business unit, has released an updated test version of its HotJava World Wide Web browser and says it plans to reposition HotJava as a set of class libraries for Internet-aware applications.

The HotJava browser, which was originally released as a proof-of-concept application for Java, is an example of the type of Internet application that can be assembled with the HotJava class libraries, according to JavaSoft officials. HotJava was never intended to be released as a standalone application, officials say.

HotJava, which is written in the Java language, will include a toolkit for creating desktop applications that can contain and refer to URLs.

The initial release includes the class libraries and browser source code. A development tool kit will follow.

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