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15 Dec 2004 (updated 16 Dec 2004 at 04:55 UTC) »

So Sun has made yet another license for their TCK, this time in the form of "look but don't touch." Dalibor as usual is all over it and has a nice post in the comments section. You can see the article here.

Spent a little time trying to get the changelog plugin for eclipse working in my 3.0 installation on Windows. Adding the missing feature.properties file resolved a minor issue in "Manage Configuration". Still doesn't appear to work. The eclipse PDE error log doesn't help. I think it would help if the developer were to create an update site per FAQ 92 and put that up. Other than that not really sure why it doesn't show up in the preferences menu. No more time available right now to read up on how to setup plugin development and build it myself.

I've noticed that the amount of list traffic for the project, and to some extent the work going on within the project, are directly proportional to the amount of time I or someone like me spends working on the project. Somewhat disconcerting since I'd like to be able to leave the project for a week or two or even a couple of months without it stagnating.

Released GNU Classpath 0.05 a week ago. I have updated the peer interface classes to what appears to be the 1.4 API although I need to give more thought to this since there are parties desiring to unify their peer interfaces with ours to make things more seemless. Other ongoing future work will apparently be to rework the VM support classes to be more optimal for all JVMs even though it will break things for a time.

9 Feb 2003 (updated 9 Feb 2003 at 18:48 UTC) »

The alpha pre-releases of GNU Classpath have been little more than tar files of a snapshot in time in the past. My goal is to eventually change that. Hard to imagine a project that has only had alpha pre-releases for five years but that is where we're at. The specific goals that we all have working on the project that would constitute a more complete public release have not all been met yet. This has more to do with tracking an external proprietary product as it evolves and less to do with the enormous amount of work that has already gone into the project. The goal for 2003 is to get the AWT working and usable.

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