Sun Microsystems is eyeing improvements to its Java technologies such as better web services functionality.
Sun plans to extend Java Studio Creator by enriching the environment to enable development of richer applications, said Jeff Jackson, vice president of Java development tools at Sun.
The company also wants to add support for use of Enterprise JavaBeans and make it easier to build web services with the tool, Jackson said.
The maintenance release, which is due in the autumn, will mostly feature comment fixes, bug fixes and performance improvements, he said.
Java Studio Creator is being offered to subscribers of the Java Development Network, who pay $99 (£54) annually for the subscription.
Paul Krill writes for Infoworld