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Scala 2.7.3 RC1

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Antonio Cunei 2
Joined: 2008-12-20,
User offline. Last seen 42 years 45 weeks ago.

Just in time for Christmas, here is the first release candidate of our
new Scala distribution: Scala 2.7.3 RC1. This new version is mainly
intended as a maintenance release: it fixes a number of bugs and
improves on various aspects of the existing code. There are no new
features, however; they are being added instead to a new development
branch, currently in its early stages, that will become the next major
Scala release sometime next year. If no particular problems are found
with this first release candidate, a final Scala 2.7.3 release should
follow in a few weeks.

You can download Scala 2.7.3.RC1, as usual, from our Download Page:
http://www.scala-lang.org/downloads. An updated Scala plugin for
Eclipse is also available (see http://www.scala-lang.org/node/94).

-------- WHAT IS NEW? -------------------------------------------------

There are no new features, as this is essentially a maintenance release;
however, many bug fixes and other improvements are available in this
version, including:

* fixes for bugs #1460, #1467, #1461, #1464, #1454,
#1382, #1374, #1402, #1379, #1375, #1241, #1263,
#1235, #4e4e4e, #1404, #1390, #1329, #1329, #1367,
#1323, #1306, #1294, #1249, #282828, #1206, #1267,
#1289, #1271, #979797, #1232, #1167, #1315, #3c3c3c,
#1083, #1257, #1264, #1358, #1514, #1541
* fixed IntMap and LongMap.getOrElse
* several optimisation fixes (dead-code elimination)
* scaladoc fixes
* deepToString fixes
* fixed Queue.enqueue
* ScalaSwing fixes and improvements
* optimisation to Range.foreach (#1297)
* fixed EOF problem with RegexParsers.phrase
* fixed a problem with files vs. URLs on Windows.
* fixed problem with partest-created compilers not finding
scala package.
* fix for testing.Show on .NET
* fixes for Windows platform
* fixed bug where fsc sometimes fails to start
* fix memory leak in handling GC of actors
* remove race condition when linking/unlinking actors
* thread pool in actor runtime now uses Thread.getState()
instead of timestamps on JVM 1.5, yielding substantial
performance improvements
* improve actor scheduling on JVM 1.4
* fixes to BigDecimal
* improvements to JVM 1.4 support

Carsten Saager
Joined: 2008-12-19,
User offline. Last seen 42 years 45 weeks ago.
Re: Scala 2.7.3 RC1
I tried to Update the 2.7.2-final plugin via Eclipse and it offered me a revision with a version of 2.8.0 - is this the correct plugin version or is there a dedicated update-site for the 2.7.3 branch?

/Carsten

On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 2:43 PM, Antonio Cunei <scala_ml [at] cunei [dot] com> wrote:
Just in time for Christmas, here is the first release candidate of our
new Scala distribution: Scala 2.7.3 RC1. This new version is mainly
intended as a maintenance release: it fixes a number of bugs and
improves on various aspects of the existing code. There are no new
features, however; they are being added instead to a new development
branch, currently in its early stages, that will become the next major
Scala release sometime next year. If no particular problems are found
with this first release candidate, a final Scala 2.7.3 release should
follow in a few weeks.

You can download Scala 2.7.3.RC1, as usual, from our Download Page:
http://www.scala-lang.org/downloads. An updated Scala plugin for
Eclipse is also available (see http://www.scala-lang.org/node/94).

-------- WHAT IS NEW? -------------------------------------------------

There are no new features, as this is essentially a maintenance release;
however, many bug fixes and other improvements are available in this
version, including:

 * fixes for bugs #1460, #1467, #1461, #1464, #1454,
   #1382, #1374, #1402, #1379, #1375, #1241, #1263,
   #1235, #4e4e4e, #1404, #1390, #1329, #1329, #1367,
   #1323, #1306, #1294, #1249, #282828, #1206, #1267,
   #1289, #1271, #979797, #1232, #1167, #1315, #3c3c3c,
   #1083, #1257, #1264, #1358, #1514, #1541
 * fixed IntMap and LongMap.getOrElse
 * several optimisation fixes (dead-code elimination)
 * scaladoc fixes
 * deepToString fixes
 * fixed Queue.enqueue
 * ScalaSwing fixes and improvements
 * optimisation to Range.foreach (#1297)
 * fixed EOF problem with RegexParsers.phrase
 * fixed a problem with files vs. URLs on Windows.
 * fixed problem with partest-created compilers not finding
   scala package.
 * fix for testing.Show on .NET
 * fixes for Windows platform
 * fixed bug where fsc sometimes fails to start
 * fix memory leak in handling GC of actors
 * remove race condition when linking/unlinking actors
 * thread pool in actor runtime now uses Thread.getState()
   instead of timestamps on JVM 1.5, yielding substantial
   performance improvements
 * improve actor scheduling on JVM 1.4
 * fixes to BigDecimal
 * improvements to JVM 1.4 support


Antonio Cunei 2
Joined: 2008-12-20,
User offline. Last seen 42 years 45 weeks ago.
Re: Scala 2.7.3 RC1

No, this is incorrect. I will look into that immediately.

Carsten Saager wrote:
> I tried to Update the 2.7.2-final plugin via Eclipse and it offered me a
> revision with a version of 2.8.0 - is this the correct plugin version or is
> there a dedicated update-site for the 2.7.3 branch?
>
> /Carsten
>
> On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 2:43 PM, Antonio Cunei wrote:
>
>> Just in time for Christmas, here is the first release candidate of our
>> new Scala distribution: Scala 2.7.3 RC1. This new version is mainly
>> intended as a maintenance release: it fixes a number of bugs and
>> improves on various aspects of the existing code. There are no new
>> features, however; they are being added instead to a new development
>> branch, currently in its early stages, that will become the next major
>> Scala release sometime next year. If no particular problems are found
>> with this first release candidate, a final Scala 2.7.3 release should
>> follow in a few weeks.
>>
>> You can download Scala 2.7.3.RC1, as usual, from our Download Page:
>> http://www.scala-lang.org/downloads. An updated Scala plugin for
>> Eclipse is also available (see http://www.scala-lang.org/node/94).
>>
>> -------- WHAT IS NEW? -------------------------------------------------
>>
>> There are no new features, as this is essentially a maintenance release;
>> however, many bug fixes and other improvements are available in this
>> version, including:
>>
>> * fixes for bugs #1460, #1467, #1461, #1464, #1454,
>> #1382, #1374, #1402, #1379, #1375, #1241, #1263,
>> #1235, #4e4e4e, #1404, #1390, #1329, #1329, #1367,
>> #1323, #1306, #1294, #1249, #282828, #1206, #1267,
>> #1289, #1271, #979797, #1232, #1167, #1315, #3c3c3c,
>> #1083, #1257, #1264, #1358, #1514, #1541
>> * fixed IntMap and LongMap.getOrElse
>> * several optimisation fixes (dead-code elimination)
>> * scaladoc fixes
>> * deepToString fixes
>> * fixed Queue.enqueue
>> * ScalaSwing fixes and improvements
>> * optimisation to Range.foreach (#1297)
>> * fixed EOF problem with RegexParsers.phrase
>> * fixed a problem with files vs. URLs on Windows.
>> * fixed problem with partest-created compilers not finding
>> scala package.
>> * fix for testing.Show on .NET
>> * fixes for Windows platform
>> * fixed bug where fsc sometimes fails to start
>> * fix memory leak in handling GC of actors
>> * remove race condition when linking/unlinking actors
>> * thread pool in actor runtime now uses Thread.getState()
>> instead of timestamps on JVM 1.5, yielding substantial
>> performance improvements
>> * improve actor scheduling on JVM 1.4
>> * fixes to BigDecimal
>> * improvements to JVM 1.4 support
>>
>>
>

Antonio Cunei 2
Joined: 2008-12-20,
User offline. Last seen 42 years 45 weeks ago.
Re: [scala-announce] Re: Scala 2.7.3 RC1

Carsten,

I cannot reproduce the problem, Eclipse is offering me a normal upgrade to
2.7.3.RC1.

You should make sure that in your list of update sites you only include the
stable plugin update site, and not the nightly (unsupported) site. That is,
you should have the following in your list:

http://www.scala-lang.org/scala-eclipse-plugin

but *NOT* the following:

http://www.scala-lang.org/scala-eclipse-plugin-nightly

If you see this second update site in your list, please remove it (using
the "Manage sites" button) and refresh the list. You should then be offered
an upgrade to 2.7.3.RC1.

Please let me know if you encounter further difficulties.
Toni

Antonio Cunei wrote:
> No, this is incorrect. I will look into that immediately.
>
> Carsten Saager wrote:
>> I tried to Update the 2.7.2-final plugin via Eclipse and it offered me a
>> revision with a version of 2.8.0 - is this the correct plugin version
>> or is
>> there a dedicated update-site for the 2.7.3 branch?
>>
>> /Carsten
>>
>> On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 2:43 PM, Antonio Cunei
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Just in time for Christmas, here is the first release candidate of our
>>> new Scala distribution: Scala 2.7.3 RC1. This new version is mainly
>>> intended as a maintenance release: it fixes a number of bugs and
>>> improves on various aspects of the existing code. There are no new
>>> features, however; they are being added instead to a new development
>>> branch, currently in its early stages, that will become the next major
>>> Scala release sometime next year. If no particular problems are found
>>> with this first release candidate, a final Scala 2.7.3 release should
>>> follow in a few weeks.
>>>
>>> You can download Scala 2.7.3.RC1, as usual, from our Download Page:
>>> http://www.scala-lang.org/downloads. An updated Scala plugin for
>>> Eclipse is also available (see http://www.scala-lang.org/node/94).
>>>
>>> -------- WHAT IS NEW? -------------------------------------------------
>>>
>>> There are no new features, as this is essentially a maintenance release;
>>> however, many bug fixes and other improvements are available in this
>>> version, including:
>>>
>>> * fixes for bugs #1460, #1467, #1461, #1464, #1454,
>>> #1382, #1374, #1402, #1379, #1375, #1241, #1263,
>>> #1235, #4e4e4e, #1404, #1390, #1329, #1329, #1367,
>>> #1323, #1306, #1294, #1249, #282828, #1206, #1267,
>>> #1289, #1271, #979797, #1232, #1167, #1315, #3c3c3c,
>>> #1083, #1257, #1264, #1358, #1514, #1541
>>> * fixed IntMap and LongMap.getOrElse
>>> * several optimisation fixes (dead-code elimination)
>>> * scaladoc fixes
>>> * deepToString fixes
>>> * fixed Queue.enqueue
>>> * ScalaSwing fixes and improvements
>>> * optimisation to Range.foreach (#1297)
>>> * fixed EOF problem with RegexParsers.phrase
>>> * fixed a problem with files vs. URLs on Windows.
>>> * fixed problem with partest-created compilers not finding
>>> scala package.
>>> * fix for testing.Show on .NET
>>> * fixes for Windows platform
>>> * fixed bug where fsc sometimes fails to start
>>> * fix memory leak in handling GC of actors
>>> * remove race condition when linking/unlinking actors
>>> * thread pool in actor runtime now uses Thread.getState()
>>> instead of timestamps on JVM 1.5, yielding substantial
>>> performance improvements
>>> * improve actor scheduling on JVM 1.4
>>> * fixes to BigDecimal
>>> * improvements to JVM 1.4 support
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>

Carsten Saager
Joined: 2008-12-19,
User offline. Last seen 42 years 45 weeks ago.
Re: [scala-announce] Re: Scala 2.7.3 RC1
Yes, I had the nightly site in the list, but even after remove and a restart, Eclipse wanted to update to 2.8. Asking for an install from the site correctly performed the upgrade.

Thanks a lot and happy holidays to you and the team

Carsten

On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 4:25 PM, Antonio Cunei <scala_ml [at] cunei [dot] com> wrote:
Carsten,

I cannot reproduce the problem, Eclipse is offering me a normal upgrade to 2.7.3.RC1.

You should make sure that in your list of update sites you only include the stable plugin update site, and not the nightly (unsupported) site. That is, you should have the following in your list:

 http://www.scala-lang.org/scala-eclipse-plugin

but *NOT* the following:

 http://www.scala-lang.org/scala-eclipse-plugin-nightly

If you see this second update site in your list, please remove it (using the "Manage sites" button) and refresh the list. You should then be offered an upgrade to 2.7.3.RC1.

Please let me know if you encounter further difficulties.
Toni


Antonio Cunei wrote:
No, this is incorrect. I will look into that immediately.

Carsten Saager wrote:
I tried to Update the 2.7.2-final plugin via Eclipse and it offered me a
revision with a version of 2.8.0 - is this the correct plugin version or is
there a dedicated update-site for the 2.7.3 branch?

/Carsten

On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 2:43 PM, Antonio Cunei <scala_ml [at] cunei [dot] com> wrote:

Just in time for Christmas, here is the first release candidate of our
new Scala distribution: Scala 2.7.3 RC1. This new version is mainly
intended as a maintenance release: it fixes a number of bugs and
improves on various aspects of the existing code. There are no new
features, however; they are being added instead to a new development
branch, currently in its early stages, that will become the next major
Scala release sometime next year. If no particular problems are found
with this first release candidate, a final Scala 2.7.3 release should
follow in a few weeks.

You can download Scala 2.7.3.RC1, as usual, from our Download Page:
http://www.scala-lang.org/downloads. An updated Scala plugin for
Eclipse is also available (see http://www.scala-lang.org/node/94).

-------- WHAT IS NEW? -------------------------------------------------

There are no new features, as this is essentially a maintenance release;
however, many bug fixes and other improvements are available in this
version, including:

 * fixes for bugs #1460, #1467, #1461, #1464, #1454,
  #1382, #1374, #1402, #1379, #1375, #1241, #1263,
  #1235, #4e4e4e, #1404, #1390, #1329, #1329, #1367,
  #1323, #1306, #1294, #1249, #282828, #1206, #1267,
  #1289, #1271, #979797, #1232, #1167, #1315, #3c3c3c,
  #1083, #1257, #1264, #1358, #1514, #1541
 * fixed IntMap and LongMap.getOrElse
 * several optimisation fixes (dead-code elimination)
 * scaladoc fixes
 * deepToString fixes
 * fixed Queue.enqueue
 * ScalaSwing fixes and improvements
 * optimisation to Range.foreach (#1297)
 * fixed EOF problem with RegexParsers.phrase
 * fixed a problem with files vs. URLs on Windows.
 * fixed problem with partest-created compilers not finding
  scala package.
 * fix for testing.Show on .NET
 * fixes for Windows platform
 * fixed bug where fsc sometimes fails to start
 * fix memory leak in handling GC of actors
 * remove race condition when linking/unlinking actors
 * thread pool in actor runtime now uses Thread.getState()
  instead of timestamps on JVM 1.5, yielding substantial
  performance improvements
 * improve actor scheduling on JVM 1.4
 * fixes to BigDecimal
 * improvements to JVM 1.4 support







robey
Joined: 2008-12-24,
User offline. Last seen 1 year 21 weeks ago.
Re: Scala 2.7.3 RC1

On 23 Dec 2008, at 08:43, Antonio Cunei wrote:

> Just in time for Christmas, here is the first release candidate of our
> new Scala distribution: Scala 2.7.3 RC1. This new version is mainly
> intended as a maintenance release: it fixes a number of bugs and
> improves on various aspects of the existing code. There are no new
> features, however; they are being added instead to a new development
> branch, currently in its early stages, that will become the next major
> Scala release sometime next year. If no particular problems are found
> with this first release candidate, a final Scala 2.7.3 release should
> follow in a few weeks.
>
> You can download Scala 2.7.3.RC1, as usual, from our Download Page:
> http://www.scala-lang.org/downloads. An updated Scala plugin for
> Eclipse is also available (see http://www.scala-lang.org/node/94).

Congratulations!

I'd like to humbly vote for bug #1405, which apparently didn't make it
in yet, despite having an attached patch.

robey

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