Excelsior LLC, a well-established vendor of compliant Java SE technology implementations, has announced that the next version of its flagship product, Excelsior JET, will support Apple’s OS X desktop operating system, and will ship in September 2014. Already available for Windows and Linux, Excelsior JET helps Java application vendors protect their intellectual property and improve the end user experience.
Excelsior JET is a complete implementation of the Java SE technology, enhanced with an ahead-of-time (AOT) compiler and deployment toolkit. Version 10 will enable Java developers to transform their applications into native OS X binaries containing optimized native AMD64/Intel 64 code, and package them for deployment to end user systems and submission to the Mac App Store. Excelsior JET 10 for OS X will have passed the official Java SE 7 compatibility tests (JCK) on OS X 10.9.
“Last year, we added support for Java SE 7 on 64-bit Windows and Linux, and now we are just a few months away from declaring that we have all desktop platforms covered,” said Dmitry Leskov, Excelsior’s Director of Marketing.
Java developers interested in Excelsior JET for OS X may learn more and sign up for email notifications at www.excelsiorjet.com/osx.
Excelsior has not announced the exact pricing, but confirmed that existing customers will receive special treatment. Prices for the currently available Excelsior JET 9 for Windows and Linux range from $1,500 for the Standard Edition for Windows with Basic Support to $16,000 for the dual-platform bundle with Premium Support. There is a discount program for small companies (www.excelsiorjet.com/micro), and authors of non-commercial programs are welcome to apply for free licenses.