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[cp-patches] FYI: Set version to 0.19-pre and add announcement

From: Mark Wielaard
Subject: [cp-patches] FYI: Set version to 0.19-pre and add announcement
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2005 22:48:41 +0200


This sets the version in CVS to 0.19-pre and adds the announcement to
our webpage.

2005-09-06  Mark Wielaard  <address@hidden>

       * Set version to 0.19-pre.

       * doc/ New file.
       * doc/ Add 0.18 release announcement.
       * doc/ Add 0.18.

Bugzilla has also been updated with a new 0.18 version to report bugs
against and a new target version 0.19 which you can set a bug to when
you have fixed it for inclusion in the next release.


? doc/
RCS file: /cvsroot/classpath/classpath/,v
retrieving revision 1.106
diff -u -r1.106
---        6 Sep 2005 13:16:53 -0000       1.106
+++        6 Sep 2005 20:44:01 -0000
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@
 dnl define([AC_CACHE_LOAD], )dnl
 dnl define([AC_CACHE_SAVE], )dnl
-AC_INIT([GNU Classpath],[0.18],address@hidden,[classpath])
+AC_INIT([GNU Classpath],[0.19-pre],address@hidden,[classpath])
Index: doc/
RCS file: /cvsroot/classpath/classpath/doc/,v
retrieving revision 1.33
diff -u -r1.33 newsitems.txt
--- doc/       25 Aug 2005 00:04:09 -0000      1.33
+++ doc/       6 Sep 2005 20:44:01 -0000
@@ -1,3 +1,8 @@
+<newsitem date="06 Sep 2005">
+<createlink name="GNU Classpath 0.18"
+            url="announce/20050906.html">
 <newsitem date="03 Aug 2005">
 <createlink name="Generics Branch Merge Announcement"
Index: doc/
RCS file: doc/
diff -N doc/
--- /dev/null   1 Jan 1970 00:00:00 -0000
+++ doc/       6 Sep 2005 20:44:01 -0000
@@ -0,0 +1,221 @@
+#!wml --include=..
+#use wml::std::page
+#use wml::std::lang
+#use wml::fmt::isolatin
+#use wml::std::case global=upper
+<set-var last-modified-author="mjw">
+#include <include/macros.wml>
+<header title="GNU Classpath 0.18 Announcement (2005-09-06)"> 
+GNU Classpath 0.18 released.
+We are pleased to announce a new developer snapshot of GNU Classpath.
+GNU Classpath, essential libraries for java, is a project to create free
+core class libraries for use with runtimes, compilers and tools for the
+java programming language.
+The GNU Classpath developer snapshot releases are not directly aimed
+at the end user but are meant to be integrated into larger development
+platforms. For example the GCC (gcj) and Kaffe projects will use the
+developer snapshots as a base for future versions.
+This is our first release after "The Big Merge" with GCC/GCJ.  GNU
+Classpath can now be used as a subdirectory of libgcj inside the GCC
+tree so it will be much easier to keep GCC up-to-date with the latest
+GNU Classpath developer release snapshots.
+Some highlights of changes in this release (more extensive list below):
+  Added GNU JAWT for awt native interface support. Datatransfer
+  clipboard updated to 1.5 including support for copy/paste of
+  serialized objects, images and files.  Completed the org.omg
+  PortableInterceptor, DynamicAny and Portable Object Adapter
+  packages. Multi plaf support for Free Swing. Editing support for
+  JTree and JTable. Lots of icons and look and feel improvements for
+  Free Swing basic and metal themes. NIO implemented
+  and DirectByteBuffer put method speedups. Image loading speedups for
+  awt. Support for darwin and solaris out of the box.
+29 people actively contributed to this release and made 535 CVS
+commits during the two months of development. diffstat since 0.17:
+ 994 files changed, 114744 insertions(+), 13663 deletions(-)
+More details about the various changes and contributions below.
+A full list of bug reports fixed for this release can be found at:
+This release depends on gtk+ 2.4 for AWT support. But gtk+ 2.6 or
+higher is recommended. Included, but not activated by default in this
+release is a Graphics2D implementation based on the Cairo Graphics
+framework ( Enabling this makes programs
+like JFreeChart and JEdit start up on GNU Classpath based runtimes.
+To enable this support install the cairo 0.5.x snapshot, configure GNU
+Classpath with --enable-gtk-cairo.
+One of the major focuses of the GNU Classpath project is expanding
+and using the Mauve test suite for Compatibility, Completeness and
+Correctness checking.  Various groups around GNU Classpath collaborate
+on the free software Mauve test suite which contains 32.000+ core
+library tests.  Mauve has various modules for testing core class
+library implementations, byte code verifiers, source to byte code and
+native code compiler tests.  Mauve also contains the Wonka visual test
+suite and the Jacks Compiler Killer Suite.
+See for more information:
+This release passes 31194 out of 32253 Mauve core library tests.
+Conformance reports for the included jaxp support can be found in the
+doc/README.jaxp file.
+GNU Classpath 0.18 can be downloaded from
+or one of the mirrors
+File: classpath-0.18.tar.gz
+MD5sum: c0650c257aa93eafb709553f172f0bbb
+SHA1sum: 28061c750244cac4ff0151da6aba183b94b98b25
+The GNU Classpath developers site
+provides detailed information on how to start with helping the GNU
+Classpath project and gives an overview of the core class library
+packages currently provided.  For each snapshot release generated
+documentation is provided through the GNU Classpath Tools gjdoc
+project.  A documentation generation framework for java source
+files used by the GNU project. Full documentation on the currently
+implementated packages and classes can be found at:
+New in release 0.18 (Sep 6, 2005)
+(See the ChangeLog file for a full list of changes.)
+* GNU JAWT implementation, the AWT Native Interface, which allows
+  direct access to native screen resources from within a Canvas's
+  paint method.  GNU Classpath Examples comes with a Demo, see
+  examples/README.
+* awt.datatransfer updated to 1.5 with supports for FlavorEvents.
+  The gtk+ awt peers now allow copy/paste of text, images, uris/files
+  and serialized objects with other applications and tracking
+  clipboard change events with gtk+ 2.6 (for gtk+ 2.4 only text and
+  serialized objects are supported). A GNU Classpath Examples
+  datatransfer Demo was added to show the new functionality.
+* org.omg.PortableInterceptor and related functionality in other
+  packages is now implemented:
+    - The sever and client interceptors work as required since 1.4.
+    - The IOR interceptor works as needed for 1.5.
+* The org.omg.DynamicAny package is completed and passes the prepared
+  tests.
+* The Portable Object Adapter should now support the output of the
+  recent IDL to java compilers. These compilers now generate servants and 
+  not CORBA objects as before, making the output depended on the existing 
+  POA implementation. Completing POA means that such code can already be 
+  tried to run on Classpath. Our POA is tested for the following usager
+  scenarios:
+    - POA converts servant to the CORBA object.
+    - Servant provides to the CORBA object.
+    - POA activates new CORBA object with the given Object Id
+      (byte array) that is later accessible for the servant.
+    - During the first call, the ServantActivator provides servant for
+      this and all subsequent calls on the current object.
+    - During each call, the ServantLocator provides servant for this call
+      only.
+    - ServantLocator or ServantActivator forwards call to another server.
+    - POA has a single servant, responsible for all objects.
+    - POA has a default servant, but some objects are explicitly
+      connected to they specific servants.
+  The POA is verified using tests from the former      
+* The javax.swing.plaf.multi.* package is now implemented.
+* Editing and several key actions for JTree and JTable were implemented.
+* Lots of icons and look and feel improvements for Free Swing basic
+  and metal themes were added.  Try running the GNU Classpath Swing
+  Demo in examples (gnu.classpath.examples.swing.Demo) with:
+  -Dswing.defaultlaf=javax.swing.plaf.basic.BasicLookAndFeel
+  -Dswing.defaultlaf=javax.swing.plaf.metal.MetalLookAndFeel
+* Start of styled text capabilites for java.swing.text.
+* NIO implementation, fast bulk put implementation for
+  DirectByteBuffer (speeds up this method 10x).
+* Split gtk+ awt peers event handling in two threads and improve gdk
+  lock handling (solves several AWT lock ups).
+* Speed up awt Image loading.
+* Updated TimeZone data against Olson tzdata2005l.
+* Make zip and jar UTF-8 "clean".
+* "native" code builds and compiles (warning free) on Darwin and
+  Solaris.
+Runtime interface changes:
+* All native resource "pointers" in the VM interface classes are now
+  exposed as gnu.classpath.Pointer objects. This might impact runtimes
+  that optimize and support java.nio.DirectByteBuffers. Creating these
+  classes and accessing the contents as void * pointers for the native
+  reference JNI implementation is done through the
+  JCL_NewRawDataObject and JCL_GetRawData functions.
+* Simplified the Class/VMClass interface.
+* Removed loadedClasses map from ClassLoader. It's now the VMs
+  responsibility to manage the list of defined and loaded classes for
+  each class loader.
+* Moved native methods from java.lang.reflect.Proxy to VMProxy.
+* Added hook to VMClassLoader to allow VM to do class caching.
+New Untested/Disabled Features:
+  The following new features are included, but not ready for
+  production yet. They are explicitly disabled and not supported. But
+  if you want to help with the development of these new features we
+  are interested in feedback. You will have to explicitly enable them
+  to try them out (and they will most likely contain bugs). If you are
+  interested in any of these then please join the mailing-list and
+  follow development in CVS.
+* QT4 AWT peers, enable by giving configure --enable-qt-peer.
+* JDWP framework, enable by deleting the jdwp references from
+  lib/standard.omit and vm/reference/standard.omit. No default
+  implementation is provided. Work is being done on gcj/gij
+  integration.
+* StAX, enable by deleting the and
+ references in lib/standard.omit.
+The following people helped with this release:
+Aaron Luchko (Lots of JDWP work)
+Andreas Tobler (Darwin and Solaris testing and fixing
+Andrew Haley (gcj build speedups)
+Anthony Balkissoon (Lots of Free Swing work including JTable editing)
+Archie Cobbs (Build fixes)
+Audrius Meskauskas (Lots of omg corba work plus testing and documenting)
+Bastiaan Huisman (TimeZone bug fixing)
+Casey Marshall (NIO support, security and policy updates)
+Chris Burdess (StAX work and gnu xml fixes)
+Christian Schlichtherle (Zip fixes and cleanups)
+Christian Thalinger (64-bit cleanups)
+Dalibor Topic (Qt4 build infrastructure)
+David Gilbert (Basic and Metal icon and plaf and lots of documenting)
+Guilhem Lavaux (JCL native Pointer updates)
+Ingo Proetel (Image, Logger and URLClassLoader updates)
+Ito Kazumitsu (NetworkInterfaces implementation and updates)
+Jan Roehrich (BasicTreeUI updates)
+Jeroen Frijters (VMProxy and VMClassLoader updates, RMIClassLoader fixes)
+Keith Seitz (Lots of JDWP work)
+Kelley Cook (Build fixes)
+Lillian Angel (Lots of Free Swing work including JTree editing)
+Mark Wielaard (Clipboard implementation, build and release infrastructure)
+Rainer Orth (Build fixes)
+Robert Schuster (Documentation updates and beans fixes)
+Roman Kennke (Lots of Free Swing work including styled text)
+Sven de Marothy (Qt4 peers)
+Thomas Fitzsimmons (Lots of gtk+ awt peer work)
+Tom Tromey (Lots of fixes including coordinating The Big Merge)
+Wolfgang Baer (GapContent bug fixes)
+We would also like to thank the numerous bug reporters and testers!
Index: doc/
RCS file: /cvsroot/classpath/classpath/doc/,v
retrieving revision 1.13
diff -u -r1.13 downloads.wml
--- doc/     15 Jul 2005 15:58:35 -0000      
+++ doc/     6 Sep 2005 20:44:01 -0000
@@ -77,10 +77,10 @@
-       date="15 July 2005"
-       version="0.17"
-       url="";
-       notes="";
+       date="06 September 2005"
+       version="0.18"
+       url="";
+       notes="";
 <!-- download
@@ -99,6 +99,12 @@
+       date="15 July 2005"
+       version="0.17"
+       url="";
+       notes="";
        date="30 June 2005"

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