DrJava Beta Release 20080820

Available for download at http://drjava.org. This beta release incorporates a number of improvements since the last DrJava stable release.

Most prominently, a bug in JDK 1.6.0_04+ has rendered previous stable versions of "drjava.exe" unusable when compiling with affected JDKs (a "Cannot read zip file entry" error will occur). This release addresses the issue.

Major new features include an improved Interactions interpreter with full support for generics and integrated support for external-process-based tools. Performance of "Find Next" and "Find All" has been dramatically improved, as well as the performance of auto-indenting.

The project file format has been changed (as of release drjava-20080415-1537-r4441). Previous DrJava version will not recognize the new project file format.

Users may also notice an optional platform-information survey at startup, and automatic background checking for new DrJava versions. (Both of these can be turned off.)

Posted by Dan Smith 2008-08-20