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7/7/11 - java released

 
Jeanne Boyarsky
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I was surprised not to see a release day thread. Did anyone go to the event or watch the webcast?
 
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I listened to the webcast at work...I think it is publicly, officially released on the 28th of July, 2011.
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..officially released on the 28th of July, 2011.

They probably wanted the official event on a special day (Java7 on 7/7).
 
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Yay java 7 released (finally!), I watched the webcast for sometime- till they told about the fork/join feature. And yes- 7/7 was the reason. They announced the released candidate on 7/7.
 
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The oracle website has a video of the telecast.
 
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Vijitha Kumara wrote:
..officially released on the 28th of July, 2011.

They probably wanted the official event on a special day (Java7 on 7/7).


I meant the JRE and JDK.
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I was at the Java Launch Event yesterday evening at the head office of Oracle here in the Netherlands, in Utrecht.

We first watched the webcast together and after that two people here held presentations about the new features. One presentation was about the "easier" new features and the other one was more in-depth about the fork-join framework and the invokedynamic bytecode.

It was interesting.

By the way, the official release is not yet here, it's coming on 28 July.
 
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I guess this might have been discussed multiple times. Why not Closures for Java 7? Are there any plans for it in Java 8 or later?
 
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Joe Harry wrote:Why not Closures for Java 7? Are there any plans for it in Java 8 or later?

See http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk7/features/
 
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Now I'm confused. That page says Java 7 and also TBD. Which implies 8.
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:That page says Java 7 and also TBD.

It's listed in the "Deferred to JDK 8 or later" section, and on its project page it actually states that it's part of the Java 8 JSR.
 
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As an aside, I'd be happier if they didn't neglect OpenJDK 6 over all the Java 7 hoopla. The publicly available build was just recently updated from b22 to b23, whereas b26 is already available in binary form.
 
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Closures- planned for in Java 8. And with that JavaFX 2 will become less verbose. All these single method anonymous inner classes can be replaced by closures.
 
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See: http://mreinhold.org/blog/plan-b for a bit of historical perspective.

It was decided to go with Plan B, which means Java 7 this year without the module system, closures (lambda expressions) etc., but with Project Coin and some other changes, and Java 8 in late 2012 with the module system and lambda expressions.
 
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