Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Scala 2.8.0 FINAL released

The long awaited Scala 2.8.0 has been released today (just in time for my dissertation!)

The list of new features is gigantic, and thoroughly deserves a 3.0 release, but due to distribution issues, the version upgrade is just minor.

Most distinguished changes, the complete revamp of the collections API, named and default arguments, package objects, enhanced event based actors better documentation, thousands of bug fixes, Scala Eclipse IDE... too many to enumerate! Detailed changeset in the Scala website.

But most significantly, it means that all the scala libraries can now be compiled against a stable version, due to binary incompatibility even across minor releases.

This is a great day for the growing Scala community!