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Acorn paid a lot to licence Sun's JVM back before there were open source implementations, around the time they also paid a lot for the Shockwave (nee Flash) licence, but the market conditions were deteriorating and they couldn't justify renewing them. Acorn Java 1.0.2 did work rather well, integrating in to both Browse and Fresco and ran all the Java demo applets I tried, at an acceptable speed. Developers also had a preview of an early version of Java 2.0, which although very slow in debug release, showed promise and was able to run the Swing graphical interface with was the flavour of the day back then.

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