Pat has filed a JSR to standarize
BeanShell. Ask any lisp (or smalltalk or ... even just plain emacs elisp) developer - interpreters are really really handy to have around, even when you also have a compiler. Standarizing BeanShell should also help it continue to make an impact in the education community.
Welcome to the JCP, Pat! Hope you enjoy it.
on May 24, 2005
Mark Reinhold just announced that J2SE 1.5.0 snapshots are now available. These are slightly tested builds that contain the latest fixes and changes to the latest release of J2SE, Tiger.
The intention of the snapshots are to get early feedback into the final stages of releasing Tiger. This approach has proven very successful in many communities - it is particularly common in the open source...
on Jun 12, 2004