Saturday, 28 April 2012

The JVM finally moving forward

After almost a year of delay, Java 7 has been officially released for the Mac. SeeJava 7 Mac OS X download and README.
In order to use it in Eclipse and others, bear in mind that the PATH is now:
This may be inaccesible to Eclipse, but you can paste the whole line, or create a symlink. It contains the sources, but no Javadocs.
This is a huge milestone, which marks the beginning of the end for Java 6, which was released 6 years ago. Technologies like Scala have soared since. But now with JDK 7 been readily available in all platforms, and with many bugfixes since the original release, it's time to upgrade. Last step will be JDK7u6 when the JRE will be fully availabe. See my previous post on Java 7, 8 and beyond
Update: After running a couple of scripts, I ran into this issue with UnknownHostException in JDK7
See this snippet:

This is my /etc/hosts localhost broadcasthost
::1 localhost
fe80::1%lo0 localhost loki

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