16th March 2005
# Jython support in NetBeans has been announced as part of a more general dynamic languages support initiative for NetBeans called Coyote. See blog entries by Tim Bray and Simon Phipps of Sun Microsystems.
14th February 2005
# The Jython WIKI is up and running. Thanks to Bill de hOra who did much of the running to get this set up.
24th January 2005
# Brian Zimmer has started a Jython development blog : http://www.ziclix.com/bzimmer/
14 January 2005
The PSF recently published its list of projects to recieve grant funding. Brian Zimmer will manage the project Moving Jython Forward.
19 December 2004
Samuele Pedroni, Guido van Rossum and Sean McGrath represent the Python community at a dynamic languages summit. Hosted by Tim Bray of Sun.
Random Jython Spotlight: Jython3D combining Jython and Java3D.
25 October 2004: Progress on new-style classes implementation
Samuele Pedroni is making strong progress in the end-to-end modifications required to the Jython code-base in order to support new-style classes. The implementation of new style classes in Jython is a key moment on the road to compatibility with CPython 2.3 and beyond. Samuele plans to make an initial check-in of the branch on or around 15 November 2004. Stay tuned for further updates. For more details about the state of play, see the jython-dev archive here and here
25 October 2004: Jython tutorial
Barry Feigenbaum has written a substantial two part Jython tutorial on using Jython. The tutorial consists of two PDF files: Part 1 (82 pages) and Part 2 (100 pages). First published by IBM developerWorks at http://www.ibm.com/developerWorks/.
April 2004: Newstyle branch work.
Work is undergoing since the beginning of the year to implement new-style classes features (the biggest quantum-leap post 2.1 missing feature for a new release) on the newstyle-branch in the CVS (see e.g. this check-in). There will be a new alpha release when this branch will be merged to the trunk. We expect then a new release for the summer, with 2.2 and some 2.3 features. Leading up to the release this site will be revamped.
31 July 2003 : Jython 2.2 alpha 0 available
Experimental, unstable release of Jython now available. This is an alpha release, in that it is not feature complete for a Jython 2.2 release, and there are significant known issues.
This is a snapshot that contains a mixture of Python 2.1 and 2.2 features. Use this release at your own risk.
There has been no validation of which parts of the Python library are functional with this relase. Expect pickle and related modules to be broken, probably others as well.
.. FIXME: more remains in the old news.ht doc.