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Corel Office for Java Certified 100% Pure Java

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01 May 1997

Corel Corporation's Corel Office for Java has been certified as 100 % pure Java by JavaSoft. The 100% Pure Java Program is a marketing and technology effort designed specifically for developers of Java software applications. It is intended to give developers guidance on how to write 100% Pure Java applications and to provide them with marketing support once the applications are ready for the marketplace.

The office suite, which includes Corel WordPerfect for Java, Corel Quattro Pro for Java, Corel Presentations for Java, InfoCentral for Java and CorelCHART for Java, is the first suite of office applications ever written for the Java platform.

"Corel Office for Java is revolutionary because it offers users the benefits of full cross-platform compatibility. Its small size and extensible feature set make it the ideal office productivity environment for the emerging server-centric thin client architecture," said Dr. Michael Cowpland, president and chief executive officer of Corel Corporation. "We are excited Corel Office for Java was the first program to be awarded the 100% Pure Java certification."

"We are happy to have Corel on board as part of the team of companies adding to the momentum of Java computing," says Bud Tribble, VP/Chief Architect Java Systems for Sun Microsystems. "Corel has made a dynamic commitment to the Java platform and we are looking forward to establishing an ongoing relationship with them."

This initiative has already gained widespread industry support. The program complements the efforts that JavaSoft has undertaken since 1995 to ensure that all implementations of Java maintain compatibility. The program is important as it ensures that there's always a way for developers to write in Pure Java so that the multi-platform nature of Java is preserved and enhanced. For developers, this program ensures that they will be able to write programs once, and have them run anywhere, regardless of the underlying operating system.

The program includes elements which will:

  • Educate the industry about the benefits of creating 100% Pure Java applications.

  • Provide assistance to developers attempting to create 100% Pure Java applications.

  • Provide testing and certification for 100% Pure Java applications.

  • Provide use of an exclusive "100% Pure Java" logo for inclusion on product packaging and marketing materials.

  • Provide web site exposure through the "100% Pure Java Hall of Fame" network.

  • Provide technical and marketing updates, hotlines and related affinity services.

Corel Office for Java Beta Available The beta version of Corel Office for Java is now available for download from the Corel website (

The office suite, which includes Corel WordPerfect for Java, Corel Quattro Pro for Java, Corel Presentations for Java, InfoCentral for Java, and CorelCHART for Java, is the first suite of office applications ever written for the Java platform.

Corel Office for Java delivers a complete client/server enterprise solution that not only includes popular productivity applications but also provides workgroup functionality and back-end enterprise support. Corel is committed to developing a product that is fully based on open Internet standards.

Corel Office for Java meets the needs for full featured, portable productivity applications in the new thin client computing environment. In addition to the client software, Corel Office for Java features a Java implementation of LDAP (Light-weight directory access protocol) for server side administration of users, applications, and documents.

Corel Corporation Incorporated in 1985, Corel Corporation is recognized internationally as an award-winning developer and marketer of productivity applications, graphics and Internet software. Corel's product line includes CorelDRAW, Corel WordPerfect Suite, Corel Office Professional, CorelVIDEO, CorelCAD and over 50 multimedia software titles. Corel's products run on most operating systems, including: Windows, Macintosh, UNIX, MS-DOS, OpenVMS and OS/2. The company ships its products in over 17 languages through a network of more than 160 distributors in 70 countries worldwide.

Sun Microsystems Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision, "The Network is The Computer," has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc., (NASDAQ "SUNW"), to its position as a leading provider of hardware, software and services for establishing enterprise-wide intranets and expanding the power of the Internet. With more than $7 billion in annual revenues, Sun can be found in more than 150 countries and on the World Wide Web at

* Originally published in Novell AppNotes


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