JDK 7: Language, the penny drops, Swings back
By dannycoward on Mar 02, 2009
Small changes to the Java language can have a powerful effect. How many of us remember Java SE 5 as the release that included the for each loop ? Sometimes, the biggest doors are opened by the smallest keys.
As shown in number of informal polls a large number of ideas have been rattling about in our pockets for some time, but now the formal call for proposals for small language changes for JDK 7 is open for the whole of March, as Joe announces. And you can see the proposals (see this, for example) are already tumbling into the slot of the Project Coin mailing list and the subject of detailed discussion.
And, in other news, Alex just posted an update on where things are with the Swing Application Framework, and is looking for input on some remaining issues SAF could solve for JDK 7.