JDK 7: Are we there yet?
2011/06/21 15:04:11 -07:00

Very nearly …

Build 146 of JDK 7 is now available. We’re still chasing down a few bugs, so this isn’t quite a Release Candidate, but it’s very close. This build will undergo a final round of JCK testing and then, if all goes well, be declared the Reference Implementation of Java SE 7 (JSR 336).

Of note in this build is the first update to Javadoc’s default display style in many years. This is enabled by other recent work on the long-neglected Javadoc tool, in particular the change to leverage Cascading Style Sheets more thoroughly so that most aspects of the display style can be changed simply by providing a new stylesheet.