Hello Jython and JPython users,
Jython-2.0alpha1 is finally available. This early access release is
governed by a patchwork license where each of the different parts of
Jython are covered by their original license and the modifications done
be the Jython-developers are release under a BSD like license.
The free installer LiftOff is used to create the distribution. The
jython-20a1.class must be executed as with JPython-1.1. The
standard python modules are included in the installer. No further
downloads are needed.
I don't intend to announce this any more widely than these lists for
now to keep the initial set of alpha testers relatively small.
News (off the top of my head, will improve later):
- List comprehension.
- Extended call syntax.
- Extended print statement
- Augmented assignment.
- Unicode support libraries and codecs.
- sre unicode regular expression.
Possible Problem Changes (but big wins in general):
- Text files will pass data read and written through the default
codecs for the JVM. Binary files will write only the lower eight
bits of each unicode character.
- The precedence of java loading have changed. Now the sys.path
is searched for python modules before the CLASSPATH and sys.path
is searched for java class and java packages.
Take a look at the NEWS file for more information about the differences.
Bugs can be reported to the bug manager on SourceForge: