JDK7 and Cacio coolness
July 28, 2011 Leave a comment
Today JDK7 GA has been announced. Great news, big congrats to everybody involved!
Besides all the goodies mentioned/linked above, what makes me proud is that this release includes all the refactoring and enhancements that Mario and myself originally made for the Caciocavallo/OpenJDK challenge project. Most notably the FontManager refactoring and some little smaller things in the UI stack, that makes porting the Java UI stack much more easy. Infact, this is the first release with which you can run the Caciocavallo framework without any patching, bootclasspath tricks and whatnot, simply as an external library. This means you can run Java on a different graphics stack than X11 or DirectX simply by plugging in an external library and setting some system properties.