Thursday Nov 04, 2010

Meanwhile, back at the ranch

Now that there is a plan proposed for JDK 7 (and JDK 8) it's worth a reminder that there are binary snapshots of JDK 7 available for those that want to try out the new features, or just see that existing code and applications still build and run well. The more developers using these builds then the better chance of catching issues. This goes for both the new features, the dozens of other improvements, and the 5000+ bug fixes that this release has snacked on so far. Even in areas with good tests there is always the risk of breaking something. So, if you find something that stops working with JDK 7 then try to narrow it down and submit a bug. Alternatively, if you have a fix, then get a contributor hat and bring the patch to OpenJDK.
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