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December 20, 2004

Great news from the Eclipse project

The Eclipse project just released Eclipse 3.1 M4. Read the New and noteworthy document to get an overview of the new features. This is a very significant release from AspectJ's perspective since you'll see in the JDT section of the new and noteworthy that:

The Eclipse Java compiler now supports all J2SE 5.0 (aka JDK 1.5) language features.

Whilst JDT itself still has some enhancements yet to be completed to the tools that sit on top of the compiler, this is all we need in AspectJ to move to the new JDT compiler level and get full support for compilation of Java 5 features. (And yes, once we've done that we'll have some work to do in the AJDT tools that sit on top of the compiler too, but we'll be a long way forward.)

I've taken a couple of weeks off over christmas (I'm actually on vacation now), but as soon as I get back in the new year I'll start work on the integration of the JDT M4 compiler into the AspectJ 5 M2 release. We'll move to the Eclipse 3.1 release level compiler as an incremental update once it is available, and ahead of any AspectJ 5 release candidate.

Posted by adrian at December 20, 2004 10:57 AM [permalink]


Good to hear that :) it will be just groovy to have the ability of pointcut declaration for j2se5.0 annotations (all of them, not only marker annotations).

Cheers and a happy new year,

Posted by: Adam Kruszewski at December 30, 2004 04:49 PM

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