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Is Jikes Being Abandoned?
by Bruce Eckel
July 24, 2005
Summary
Their last update is almost a year ago.

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It says:

"Posted By: jikesadmin
Date: 2004-10-03 22:03
Summary: 1.22 released

"This release supports compilation using the rt.jar shipped with the released version of Java 5.0, but otherwise has no more support for new language features than 1.21 did."

It's mysterious, since historically jikes has been used as the background compiler for Eclipse, and Eclipse now supports J2SE5.0 features.

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Bruce Eckel (www.BruceEckel.com) provides development assistance in Python with user interfaces in Flex. He is the author of Thinking in Java (Prentice-Hall, 1998, 2nd Edition, 2000, 3rd Edition, 2003, 4th Edition, 2005), the Hands-On Java Seminar CD ROM (available on the Web site), Thinking in C++ (PH 1995; 2nd edition 2000, Volume 2 with Chuck Allison, 2003), C++ Inside & Out (Osborne/McGraw-Hill 1993), among others. He's given hundreds of presentations throughout the world, published over 150 articles in numerous magazines, was a founding member of the ANSI/ISO C++ committee and speaks regularly at conferences.

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