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Scala 2.7.2 final

It's finally here! The new stable release of Scala is ready for download: you can obtain the new Scala from our Download Page. Many thanks to all those who contributed code, energy, and time towards this release, and helped us with testing and bug fixing. The matching Scala plugin for Eclipse is also available for download via the Eclipse software update facility (more information here).

The following features are new to the 2.7.2 version of Scala:

What's new?

  • Generic Signatures
    The Scala compiler now generates Java's generic signatures, so that Scala generics are visible to Java.
  • Java/Scala Combined Projects
    The compiler can now parse (but not translate) Java source files. This makes it possible to have mixed Java/Scala projects with recursive dependencies between them. In such a project, you can submit first all the Java and Scala sources to the Scala compiler. In a second step, the Java sources are compiled using the Scala generated .class files and the Scala sources are compiled again using the Java generated .class files.
  • ScalaSwing
    Another major addition is the first beta version of the ScalaSwing library, which is now bundled with the distribution.
  • Scala Collections
    There are new implementations of collection classes, contributed by David MacIver: IntMap, LongMap, and TreeHashMap (immutable), ArrayStack and OpenHashMap (mutable).


.deb package

A .deb package that should work on Ubuntu, and probably other Debian based distros, can be downloaded from here:

Thanks for posting a deb

Thanks for posting a deb mariuss.  I've also created a .deb for scala-2.7.2 and sent it to the venerable Lex Spoon for uploading; you'll hopefully find it in the official repositories shortly.  In the meantime, you can also grab it from my repository.  Just add this to your sources.list:

deb unstable main


Thanks for posting the apt source

Just installed Scala using it, very usefull.

Thank you.

Fedora packages are now available

The fedora package is now available for fedora 9 and the upcoming fedora 10. To get it just 'yum install scala'

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