Object Teams 2.3.0

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Luna annual release (2.3) of Object Teams.

Main themes:

OT/J

  • Adopt new features of Java™ 8 into the language OT/J
    • merge grammars and address potential conflicts
    • merge compiler implementation
  • Enable running OT/J programs on a Java™ 8 VM, by providing two alternative weavers
    • the traditional BCEL-based weaver is a mature technology that handles all of Java 7 and OT/J, but it cannot handle Java 8 class files.
    • a new ASM-based weaver will be first released with Luna, which can handle all elements of Java 8 byte code. Additionally, this weaver is capable of runtime weaving (as opposed to load-time weaving), However, this weaver needs more maturing before being enabled as the default
    • to support both weavers, the compiler can produce class files in two alternative formats.

OTDT

  • Provide essential IDE support for the combination of Java 8 features with OT/J

OT/Equinox

  • Migrate to the Luna version of Equinox
  • Reduce dependence on Equinox-specific API in favor of standard OSGi API

 

Release Date: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Release Type: 
Minor release