Monday Jun 21, 2010

News (2010-06-21)

JDK 7 build 98 is available. Build 98 contains a fix for building using Visual Studio 2010 and enables building for 64 bit Windows using gratis Windows 7.1 SDK 64 bit compilers. You can check out the list of changes for details, and get the source code.

On the Project Lambda mailing list Maurizio Cimadamore updated the Project Lambda prototype with support for exception transparency and disjunctive types and published instructions how to build the prototype in order to try out the proposed features. He implemented a prototype for the proposed 'defender methods' feature as well.

In addition, Project Coin's Joe Darcy provided some insight on the relation between effort and benefit of different kinds of participation in programming language evolution.

Friday Jun 11, 2010

News (2010-06-11)

The JDK 7 build 97 is available. Build 97 contains changes in corba, langtools and jdk areas, adding support for OpenType/CFF fonts, the XRender Java2D pipeline feature, and support for reading of concatenated gzip files, as well as a set of improvements across the class library. You can check out the list of changes for details, and get the source code.

On the Project Lambda mailing list Brian Goetz posted his thoughts on exception transparency, one of the features being considered for that project. In addition, the draft for 'defender methods' has been updated.

In Project Coin, Joe Darcy opened design discussions about a new annotation type to suppress varargs warnings.

Gary Benson announced that an IcedTea build of OpenJDK using the Shark JIT compiler from the Zero-Assembler Project passed the Java SE 6 TCK on Fedora 12 running on x86_64.

Friday Jun 04, 2010

OpenJDK Roundup

JDK 7

The JDK 7 build 96 is available. Build 96 corresponds to Milestone 8. It contains rebranding changes, build fixes, and updates HotSpot to version 19 build 02. You can check out the list of changes for details, and get the source code.

Project Lambda

Maurizio Cimadamore has pushed a prototype into the Project Lambda forest and announced it on the Project Lambda mailing list. The prototype supports the syntax described in the strawman proposal.

He continued to push improvements into the Project Lambda langtools repository.

Project Jigsaw

On the Project Jigsaw mailing list Mandy Chung published a note describing the different execution modes for running legacy/modularized applications and how the current and long-term implementation supports them.

Vincent Ryan posted a patch to support the creation of signed modules, while Sean Mullan posted a patch for running signed modules with a security manager.

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