Version 0.17 of GNU Classpath

Release Notes: Fixes were made for XML DOM, XPATH, and XSL. Free Swing is much more responsive. JInternalFrame, JTree, JMenu, JTable, JButton, and JFileChooser fixes were made. FileChannel lock and force implementations were added. The logging FileHandler now rotates files. Clean locking and namespace were implemented for the gtkpeer library. System call interrupts and timeouts are now handled correctly for net and nio. Corba bugs were fixed. Lots of documentation updates were made. The VM Integration Guide now comes with a full section on the VM/Classpath hooks. The examples now include a Tree World demo.

Other releases

  •  06 Jun 2008 10:08

Release Notes: Native-only builds are allowed. Typographical errors in the documentation were fixed. A memory leak in native/jni/classpath/jcl.c was fixed. Web page updates were made. Fixes were made to pass the JSR166 TCK. awk is used to construct the classlist on building. A deadlock in Logger was fixed. A regression in java.lang.String was fixed. Classpath tools are allowed to handle @file options. parseInt is allowed to handle a "+" prefix correctly. The use of 1.5 language constructs was removed in the VM layer.

  •  12 Mar 2008 15:39

Release Notes: A number of minor bugs have been fixed. Javadoc documentation is now produced for the JSR166 classes (java.util.concurrent). An incompatibility in the STaX API implementation has been fixed, and the missing properties files for the tools are included in the released tarball.

  •  26 Feb 2008 08:23

Release Notes: The main feature of this release is major changes to Classpath's build system. Notably, configure now tries to find ecj, javac, and gcj (in that order), and the --with-ecj and --with-javac options were removed. To override this, set JAVAC when calling configure. Building also now requires a version of javah so that headers may be generated. There have also been many bugfixes over the past four months.

  •  31 Oct 2007 09:56

Release Notes: Small compile, configure, and build fixes.

  •  16 Oct 2007 01:47

Release Notes: This release includes a new experimental GStreamer javax.sound peer (see README.gstreamer). There are also a few new minor features such as support for JNI 1.6, better support for the OpenJDK javac compiler and emulating the JDK tools, and much improved Escher AWT peers along with many bugfixes, including improvements to AWT and Swing support.


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