Sunday, April 30, 2006

Core Java Technology Features in Mustang

Core Java Technology Features in Mustang: "Article
Core Java Technology Features in Mustang

By the JDK Core Engineering Team, June 16, 2005
A few weeks ago, the desktop Java client group published an article detailing the important desktop Java technology features planned for the next release of the Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, formerly known as J2SE), code named Mustang.

This article will detail the important core features that are coming in Mustang. We list here all the items that are currently planned. Many are already integrated, and you can try them out yourself by downloading the most recent build from the Mustang snapshot release site. We try to estimate when you can expect to see in a snapshot release those items that are still in development. When a status line reads, for example, 'Delivered in b39,' it means that the feature was integrated in build 39. A new build is posted to the Mustang snapshot release site weekly. We increment the build number each week."

Despite the fact that I have yet to try all the featuresintroduced in Java 5, it is probably about time to look ahead to what is happening in Mustang. This old article seems like a good place to start.

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