Mustang Beta Blog Carnival!
In contrast to the source and binary
snapshots that we’ve been shipping for over a year, the formal beta release
has been through many weeks of intensive testing—and a tiny little bit of
last-minute bug-fixing—in order to produce a release that’s somewhat more
polished. If you’ve chosen to avoid the riskier snapshot builds then now is
the perfect time to have a look at Mustang, make sure your existing code still
compiles and runs, and try out the new features. Please do href="http://bugs.sun.com/services/bugreport/index.jsp">let us know what you
think or—even better— href="http://mustang.dev.java.net/collaborate.html">get involved and help
us make Mustang a great release for the entire community!
To help celebrate the beta release I’m hosting a “blog carnival” right here
on this page. Over the next couple of days many members of the Java SE
development community will post blog entries about the work they’ve been doing
for the Mustang release. As entries are posted I’ll add them here for
convenient reference; alternatively you can get the very latest blog entries
via Planet JDK, which also provides RSS
and Atom syndication feeds.
up, ladies and gentlemen…
Haase channels Julie
Andrews and waxes poetic about his favorite Mustang features.
Doherty reflects on the meaning of the word “beta” in this modern age of
continuous integration and snapshot releases, and talks about some of the
performance improvements—and pitfalls—in the release.
Hegarty explains how he fixed a href="http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/top25_bugs.do">high-vote bug in the
shows how to use href="http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/content/dtrace">DTrace on Solaris to
generate a mixed-mode stack trace whenever an exception is thrown.
Violet takes a break from big-picture application architecture to
highlight some of the smaller UI features in Mustang.
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