OpenJDK 6: Sources for b06 Published
By darcy on Feb 29, 2008
The second code drop for OpenJDK 6, b06, was published earlier today, February 29, 2008, at the usual location.
This drop has several changes of note:
As previous announced, Phil Race has moved the imaging classes from closed to open, reducing the need for the binary plugs (6662775 Move Imaging and color classes from closed to open).
Rama upgraded the version of JAX-WS in OpenJDK 6 from 2.0 to 2.1 (6605798 JAX-WS RI 2.1.1 should be integrated in OpenJDK6). As an endorsed standard, the version of JAX-WS shipped in a JDK can be upgraded; the JAX-WS 2.0 → 2.1 upgrade was also done in Sun's JDK 6 update 4.)
The JMX team modified the build so that the SNMP portion of the build will not fail if the binary plug isn't present, with the caveat that without the plug SNMP won't work at runtime (6661448 Make the SNMP agent optional when OPENJDK=true and IMPORT_BINARY_PLUGS=false).
Various l10n and i18n issues were addressed (including 6573250 Java.util.Currency.getSymbol(Locale) returns wrong value when locale is not US
The most recent time zone information is now being used (6646197 (tz) Support tzdata2007k).
Also of note is the inclusion of a trademark notification for "OpenJDK" in the TRADEMARK file in the top-level directory of the source bundle.
I expect with next drop will be available within two weeks, by March 14, 2008.