From: Peter Graves <peter@ar...> - 2002-11-19 03:48:32
J 0.17.2 has been released:
SourceForge is in the midst of a scheduled outrage that has lasted a
bit longer than predicted, so I haven't been able to update the normal
web page ("read-only file system", the man says). The files themselves,
however, are available at the location given above.
This release fixes three problems with 0.17.1.
To start with the worst of the three, if you were running Sun Java
1.4.1 fcs on either Windows or Linux, the version of j.jar in the
0.17.1 binary distribution would fail to load, although it did work
with Sun 1.4.1_01 and many other versions of Java (I haven't tested
them all). This was a build problem rather than a bug in the code.
For this release, I've verified that the version of j.jar in the
binary distribution loads correctly (in my environment, at least)
with Sun 1.4.1 fcs, Sun 1.4.1_01, and Blackdown 1.4.1 beta on
Linux, and with Sun 1.3.1_05, Sun 1.4.0_02, Sun 1.4.1 fcs, and Sun
1.4.1_01 on Windows 2000. Note that Java 1.3 or better is required
in any case; on platforms where Java 1.4.1 (or 1.4.1_01) is
available, that's what you should use.
The second problem was that loadSession was broken in both 0.17.0
and 0.17.1. It should work again now.
Finally, on Unix, directory buffers parse the output of "ls -l" in
order to provide additional information such as file permissions
and user/group ownership. In at least one situation (on a German
system running SuSE 8.1), "ls -l" was apparently using the "long-
iso" time style by default, which confused j's parser and prevented
directory buffers from working correctly. Starting with this
release, the parser should be smart enough to handle this
Thanks for your support.