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Blog Archive for kgh during September 2004

J2SE 5.0 (Tiger) is out! The J2SE 5.0 final bits are now available at http://java.sun.com/j2se/5.0/download.jsp And there is a variety of news about the release on java.sun.com. The JCP Executive Committee approved the last 12 Tiger JSRs on September 14th. Less formally, but just as importantly, we then received our official blessing from the J2SE Quality Assurance team that we meet all...
We're starting to think about potential language features for Dolphin (7.0). So I've been reflecting a little on the principles that James so brilliantly infused into the original Java language and which we've tried to preserve as it evolves. The big core principle is around making programs easy to understand. Java is focused on being a powerful but simple language, easy to read, with a...
In response to my recent blog on the Tiger Release Candidate, I've had a few people follow-up on specific bugs they'd like fixed. Now, whenever I see any specific bug description I always have a quick surge of frustrated empathy and I want to rush out and make sure it gets fixed asap. But then I take a deep breath and think of the larger picture... Overall, we think Tiger is on track to be...
This is a quick update on where we are with Tiger (J2SE 5.0). We're now in the final haul, heading towards a target release date of September 30th. The Release Candidate went out today: http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/download.jsp This should be pretty much the final bits, barring any major show-stopper issues. Overall quality is looking good (I think Mark Reinhold will be blogging more...