japitools-0.9.2 beta release

Stuart Ballard sballard@netreach.com
Tue Dec 3 10:14:00 GMT 2002

[can't be bothered to do the big formal announcement thing this time, sorry]

I've just uploaded japitools-0.9.2 to the usual location 
(http://rainbow.netreach.net/~sballard/japi/). Although I'm officially 
calling this a beta, my gut feeling is that it's actually pretty 
reliable (I just hesitate to say so for sure until lots of people have 
tested it). It includes one significant bugfix over the 0.9 "stable" 
release, to do with incorrect treatement of static inner classes, and 
numerous feature enhancements.

Among the more visible feature enhancements are support for deprecation, 
a date flag indicating when the japi file was generated, and vastly 
enhanced html output. The foundation has also been laid for comparison 
of float and double constants independent of the toString() method, 
making japi files more independent of the VM that wrote them. This 
support is in japize already but japicompat doesn't yet honor it - that 
will come in the next few days, at which point the nightly output will 
immediately take advantage (if the nightly japi file is the latest version).

For these reasons, I'd like to suggest that everyone who is providing me 
with nightly japi files would get some useful benefits from upgrading 
their scripts to use the new version of japitools (in particular, 
correct checking for static inner classes, support for deprecation, a 
date flag, and (soon) more accurate float/double constant checking).

Oh, and libgcj folks - you're now the last major Free class library 
implementation that doesn't have nightly results posted on the japitools 
website... ;)


Stuart Ballard, Programmer
NetReach - Internet Solutions
(215) 283-2300, ext. 126

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