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Java on Leopard - Enough Complaining

JDK 6 and hopefully the full open source stack of 7 will be happening soon enough

So while reviewing the release notes for Java on Leopard I noticed a couple of interesting bits. First they included junit 4.1 and maven 2.0.6 in the mix, which is great (except that maven 2.06 had some serious bugs with transitive dependencies). mvn is now on your path so you don't have to download to get maven on your leopard box. Second they really cleaned up the awt/swt issues in this release so we can use stuff like Batik in Eclipse now. They also made the default rendering pipeline the Sun pipeline. Over all a ton of good work. JDK 6 and hopefully the full open source stack of 7 will be happening soon enough.

So for Leopard apple did a ton of java work as well as deeply integrating ruby, over all i think we got a sweet package. And I am ignoring all the complaining.

Yes the lack of official information is irritating to me too...

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Bill Dudney is Editor-in-Chief of Eclipse Developer's Journal and serves too as JDJ's Eclipse editor. He is a Practice Leader with Virtuas Solutions and has been doing Java development since late 1996 after he downloaded his first copy of the JDK. Prior to Virtuas, Bill worked for InLine Software on the UML bridge that tied UML Models in Rational Rose and later XMI to the InLine suite of tools. Prior to getting hooked on Java he built software on NeXTStep (precursor to Apple's OSX). He has roughly 15 years of distributed software development experience starting at NASA building software to manage the mass properties of the Space Shuttle.

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Leopard News Desk 10/31/07 04:27:58 PM EDT

So while reviewing the release notes for Java on Leopard I noticed a couple of interesting bits. First they included junit 4.1 and maven 2.0.6 in the mix, which is great (except that maven 2.06 had some serious bugs with transitive dependencies). mvn is now on your path so you don't have to download to get maven on your leopard box. Second they really cleaned up the awt/swt issues in this release so we can use stuff like Batik in Eclipse now. They also made the default rendering pipeline the Sun pipeline. Over all a ton of good work. JDK 6 and hopefully the full open source stack of 7 will be happening soon enough.