Java 6

Jonathan Ellis jonathan at
Mon Dec 11 14:35:04 MST 2006

On Mon, 11 Dec 2006 13:13:45 -0700, "Michael Torrie"
<torriem at> said:
> On Mon, 2006-12-11 at 12:59 -0700, Bryan Sant wrote:
> > Java 6 has been released.  woot.

> > Scripting/dynamic language support.  The stock JDK comes with
> > JavaScript, but you can download Jython, JRuby, Groovy, BeanShell,
> > Sleep (perl-ish), BSF, Tcl/Java, JBasic, JScheme and many others.
> > These implementations existed before, but now Java has a standard API
> > for using scripting languages, so you'll see Tomcat, JBoss, and other
> > servers supporting scripting in a generic way so you can choose what
> > language you want to use.
> Sadly, Jython seems to have stalled.  Do you know if the Jython people
> plan to upgrade it to python 2.5?  

Yeah, Frank Wierzbicki is running Jython now.  I don't follow it closely
enough to know if there's any ETA for a new release, but Frank does
check in code.

C++ is history repeated as tragedy. Java is history repeated as farce.  --Scott McKay

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