The most important change in this version is the update of the class library to the GNU Classpath 0.19 release. The difference in usability is huge, because SableVM SDK 1.12 used GNU Classpath 0.16 and since its release there's been plenty of improvements to GNU Classpath (Swing being probably still the most visible to a user). Way to go guys!
SableVM SDK is meant as a relatively complete replacement of a Java Software Development Kit. An important goal is also the ease of installation. To achieve it all the separate software pieces have been integrated into one source archive that (once its build-time dependencies are fulfilled) can be simply installed all at once.
Just a short reminder about what's inside:
- SableVM and SableVM Classpath (based on GNU Classpath 0.19)
- CP-Tools (javap, javah, serialver, ...)
- GJDOC (javadoc drop-in replacement)
- LibFFI and LibPOPT (now part of SableVM)
Have fun with it! And don't forget to let us know of your experiences!