Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jul 2011 22:08 UTC
Java "Java SE 7 is officially released today! After nearly five years of collaboration within the worldwide Java community, Java Platform, Standard Edition is ready for download! It's an important step in Java’s evolution. Thanks to everyone who suggested features, reviewed specs, argued on mailing lists, talked about Java 7 at your JUG meeting, submitted bugs, wrote blogs and tweeted about #java7."
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by draethus on Fri 29th Jul 2011 07:45 UTC
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Great news. Java 7 should support Linux a lot better, due to patches Red Hat and the community put in. For one, file drag and drop will finally work.

Other things to look forward to are better performance, lower memory usage on 64 bit, soft real-time garbage collection, and awesome new APIs for native file I/O, asynchronous I/O, fork/join, better exception handling (no more try/catch(IOException) to close() something cleanly), and plenty I haven't discovered yet!

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