[ANNOUNCE] JPython 1.1 beta 2

Barry A. Warsaw bwarsaw at cnri.reston.va.us
Thu Jun 17 23:17:29 CEST 1999


I'm happy to announce the release of the second beta in the JPython
1.1 series.  JPython is the 100% Pure Java implementation of the
Python language, which provides seamless integration with the Java
platform.  JPython 1.1beta2 is compatible with most Java 1.1 and 1.2
JDKs.

JPython 1.1beta2 is essentially a bug fix release to 1.1beta1, fixing
reported problems in the jpythonc tool, other reported bugs and
improving compatibility with CPython.  See below for a summary.

You can download JPython 1.1beta2 from the JPython home page.  Please
visit

    http://www.jpython.org/

Here's a summary of what's changed since 1.1beta1:

    - Updates and bug fixes to jpythonc tool.  New registry entries
      python.jpythonc.compiler, python.jpythonc.classpath, and
      python.jpythonc.compileropts.  getopt style long/short option
      names (old options are deprecated).  New -J/--compileropts
      option.
    - syncing string object methods with experimental CPython 1.6
      string methods.  This includes new optional arguments on
      startswith() and endswith() and the moving of join() to a method 
      of the separator string.
    - Many other bug fixes and CPython syncs

Enjoy,
-Barry

Barry A. Warsaw                    Corp. for Nat'l Research Initiatives (CNRI)
bwarsaw at cnri.reston.va.us          1895 Preston White Drive, Suite 100
bwarsaw at python.org                 Reston, VA USA 20191-5434
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