New API in JDK7

Kelly O'Hair Kelly.Ohair at Sun.COM
Mon Aug 3 08:39:40 PDT 2009

Very interesting, thanks for sharing this.


Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> I thought this might be of interest to those who want a quick overview
> of actual API changes in JDK7 so far.  With Classpath, we use the
> japitools developed by Stuart Ballard
> ( to compare how well
> Classpath implements the APIs provided by various versions of the JDK.
>  The same can be done to see 'how well OpenJDK6 implements OpenJDK7'
> or rather what's changed since JDK6:
> There's also the inverse:
> which shows anything missing in OpenJDK7 that was in OpenJDK6 (some
> xml methods and one Swing method it seems).
> Currently the results are based on IcedTea builds of b16 of OpenJDK6
> and b66 (Milestone 4) of OpenJDK7, and will be updated to new builds
> as they are released and supported by IcedTea.

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