Old News

Here’s an archive of old news items from the front page:

January 28, 2004

Version 1.2 Released!

The MultiJava project team is pleased to announce the release of version 1.2 of the MultiJava tool suite. This release of MultiJava completes the implementation of all features in the original language design. We have eliminated several bugs and greatly improved the robustness of the tools. This version also adds an experimental graphical user interface for running mjc, the MultiJava compiler, and mjdoc, our documentation generator. This release is the first to include mjdoc support on both JDK 1.4.1 and 1.4.2.

January 22, 2004

We’re pleased to announce the availability of a new paper on the MultiJava programming language. MultiJava: Design Rationale, Compiler Implementation, and User Experience provides the most comprehensive and readable description of the language to date. The paper describes MultiJava’s open classes and multiple dispatch with a pair of motivating examples. It also describes the key techniques used in compiling MultiJava source code to run on the standard Java Virtual Machine. Finally, an extensive discussion of user experience with MultiJava provides insight into many useful applications of the language’s features.

December 31, 2003

After a long period of relatively little development on MultiJava, we're back at work again. A web site redesign is underway, several outstanding feature requests are slated for development, and some bug fixes are planned. We hope to roll these into a 1.2 release sometime in January. We’re also planning to run a code profiler against the compiler and look for opportunities to reduce compile time.

April 1, 2003

MultiJava 1.1 released!

This release of MultiJava is the first to provide a compiler for Relaxed MultiJava, a variant of MultiJava that permits a greater range of program extension by replacing some compile-time errors with warnings and adding additional load-time checks. Also in this release, we eliminate the dependency of mjdoc on JDK 1.3. The MultiJava tools now require at least JDK 1.4.1. Finally, this release includes numerous bug fixes, primarily for core Java language support.

Read the release notes.

Download MultiJava 1.1!

Jan. 13, 2003

We've updated our website design and moved the web hosting to SourceForge.

Dec. 11, 2002

We are in the process of migrating hosting of the MultiJava project to SourceForge.

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