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Release Notes: This release contains many bugfixes relative to 0.6, adds FreeBSD support, and improves support for Scala. It also adds support for using the Android/Harmony class library as an alternative to the OpenJDK and Avian libraries.

  •  07 Jul 2012 23:57

Release Notes: This release adds support for Apple iOS, adds ARM hardware floating point support to the compiler, provides compatibility with the OpenJDK 7 class library, adds support for using LZMA to compress embedded JAR files and boot images, modifies the AOT compiler to export debugger-visible symbols for each compiled method, and fixes a number of bugs found since the last release.

  •  21 Dec 2010 22:18

Release Notes: This release adds support for using the OpenJDK class library as an alternative to the default Avian library. It also adds support for the ARM architecture, improves support for apps using custom classloaders, and fixes a number of obscure bugs present in the previous release.

  •  15 Dec 2009 06:15

Release Notes: This release adds support for both proper tail recursion and first-class, reentrant continuations. Other new features include support for native 64-bit Windows and OS X builds, faster floating point code on SSE-capable machines, runtime-visible annotations, and several important performance improvements. Experimental support for building with GNU Classpath was added as an alternative to Avian's own class library.

  •  08 Jun 2008 22:36

Release Notes: The highlight of this release is a new JIT compiler designed to make more efficient use of machine registers. The generated code is 50-100% faster for CPU-intensive tasks such as image decoding, and 25-30% smaller on average. Other new features include support for Thread.getStackTrace (useful for sample-based profiling) and support for building Avian as a shared library on all platforms.

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