Our previous release wasn't that long ago, but there has been quite a few improvements since then, mainly:
- Eclipse 2 and 3 works now,
- It is now possible to run SableVM with GNU Classpath CVS directly with the help of -Xgnuclasspath: option of java-sablevm command (this is intended mainly for GNU Classpath developers, as regular users are adviced to use sablevm-classpath),
- We merged into sablevm-classpath very fresh GNU Classpath CVS code on Dec 28,
- We implemented a few missing JNI functions, improved error messages and fixed quite a few bugs.
For the full list of improvements and changes see the SableVM 1.1.8 Java Virtual Machine release announcement
Debian packages are ready for upload at http://gadek.homelinux.org/debian-1.1.8/ and should hit the archive soon (thanks to Jeff Bailey!). Given the cumulative improvements since SableVM 1.1.6-6 I think this new version should definitely go into Sarge.
Our small "Hall of Fame" is apparently quite popular (according to webalizer, at least :) so I googled a bit and again added a couple of new entries to it, including...
Snap Development Kit -- this one was especially interesting. I think binding together a Free Java Virtual Machine (SableVM, of course :-), class library, compiler and maybe some other basic java tools is the way to go. Would *you* care to help?