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Re: [jdt-core-dev] Current state of BETA_JAVA8

Hi Nick,

The project leadership is taking a close look at that now. Where are we, where can be hope to be by Kepler, by Java 8 launch date, etc. Hopefully in the next few days someone will step in here and give a more detailed assessment. The recent turnover in committers has made it difficult to plan but the community at least deserves a heads-up on what to expect over the coming months leading up to Java 8 GA.


From:        Nick Williams <nicholas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To:        jdt-core-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx,
Date:        01/23/2013 09:11 AM
Subject:        Re: [jdt-core-dev] Current state of BETA_JAVA8
Sent by:        jdt-core-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx

If I weren't busy writing a book right now (literally), I'd try to contribute some.

That was my main point of asking (from which Tom posted this thread). My publisher and I need to decide on an IDE for my book, which is covering Java SE 8 and Java EE 7. My main concern was that Kepler (or at least some maintenance release of Kepler before December) was going to at least allow users to set 1.8 as the language level and not mark 1.8 features as syntax errors. Even if Kepler still can't compile Java 8, if you can at least write Java 8 in Kepler that would be a huge help.

Or, is it probably going to be 2014 before Eclipse has any Java 8 support at all?



On Jan 23, 2013, at 8:01 AM, Tom Schindl wrote:
> Hi Srikanth,
> Thanks for the info although I hoped for better news, other IDEs already
> have experimental support for Java8. Your answer leaves the impression
> that you are not even sure you can ship a ECJ release in time of Java8
> (not even speaking of Kepler).
> Tom
> Am 21.01.13 05:46, schrieb Srikanth S Adayapalam:
>>> From: Tom Schindl <tom.schindl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Sent by: jdt-core-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx
>>> Hi,
>>> I wanted to give the BETA_JAVA8 branch a try today to test how lambda
>>> and friends feel but although the editor marks no errors the generated
>>> byte code is not working at all.
>> It is going to be a quite a while before we are functionally complete. We
>> have serious issues with staffing the effort - we have managed to build
>> the team to full strength, but the team is still in training mode for the
>> most part.
>> the
>> status.
>> Srikanth[attachment "smime.p7s" deleted by John Arthorne/Ottawa/IBM] _______________________________________________
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