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News Eclipse Luna Celebrates a Decade of OSGi and On-Time Delivery

by Alex Blewitt on  Jun 25, 2014

Eclipse Luna brings together 76 projects for the ninth annual release train, and ten years to the day of the Eclipse 3.0 release, the first Eclipse release to run on top of an OSGi framework. Over the past ten years, Eclipse has regularly released in June bringing together one of the largest open-source applications in the world. Read on to find out what's new and noteworthy for Eclipse Luna (4.4)

Oracle Releases Java 8 at EclipseCon

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 18, 2014 7

Today at EclipseCon, Oracle announced the launch of the Java 8 platform, bringing Lambdas and Streams to the language as well as fixing some long-standing issues with the JVM. Read on to find out more about the release.

HSA Foundation Targeting Heterogeneous GPU-CPU Execution for Java Virtual Machines by 2015

by Charles Humble on  Sep 18, 2013

Speaking at the Hot Chips Conference, HSA Foundation president Phil Rogers has provided more details on plans to bring GPU acceleration to Java in time for Java 9 in 2015.

Java 8 Developer Preview Released

by Charles Humble on  Sep 11, 2013

Oracle has released the first developer preview of Java 8 for the full range of platforms (Windows, Max OS X, Linux, Solaris).

JDK 8 (Almost) Feature Complete

by Bienvenido David on  Jun 06, 2013

JDK 8 has reached Milestone 7 in JDK 8 build b91. M7 is the Feature Complete milestone, where all features and unit tests have been implemented and integrated. Unfortunately, not all features were delivered on time. Three JEPs (JDK Enhancement Proposal) are still in progress, althought they are estimated to be completed for JDK build b93.

Java Time API Now In Java 8

by Bienvenido David on  Feb 08, 2013 9

ThreeTen, the reference implementation of JSR 310 Date and Time API, is now included in JDK 8 build 75. The Java Time API for JDK 8 is under the package java.time, moving away from the javax.time package of earlier implementations. All the Java Time classes are immutable and thread-safe, based on the ISO 8601 calendar system, the de facto world calendar following the proleptic Gregorian rules.

Nashorn Voted In as a Successor to Rhino in the OpenJDK Project

by Abhay Bakshi on  Jan 17, 2013

The current OpenJDK members have voted Oracle's Project Nashorn, a new JVM-based JavaScript implementation, as a successor to Rhino which is the current JVM JavaScript implementation. Nashorn is due for release with Java 8 in late 2013. It allows JavaScript to be embedded in Java applications and to develop standalone JavaScript applications.

New Date and Time API Looks Set for Java 8

by Charles Humble on  Sep 19, 2012 5

Following refactoring work carried out over the summer to simplify and refine the API, JSR 310, the long running Java Specification Request led by Stephen Colebourne to replace Java's complex date APIs, has been added to the feature list for Java 8. It is expected to arrive in January 2013’s milestone 6 release.

Adam Messinger Talks to InfoQ About Java 7 and 8

by Charles Humble on  Aug 01, 2011

Following on from last week's release of Java 7, InfoQ spoke to Adam Messinger, Vice President of Development in the Fusion Middleware group at Oracle, to get more information about the release and Oracle's plan for Java 8.

OpenJDK Bylaws Delay JDK 8 Project, Slightly

by Michael Floyd on  May 24, 2011

Mark Reinhold introduced the second public draft of the OpenJDK Community Bylaws last week, clearing the way for OpenJDK 8 projects to begin.

Oracle Seeking Community Input for JDK 8

by Charles Humble on  Apr 06, 2011

With Java 7 now feature complete, Oracle is asking for input from the community for the next release, scheduled for late 2012. We take a look at what is likely to be in, and the overall direction of travel for Java 8.

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