Monthly Archives: July 2010

Another Bugfix for Smart Run

A while ago, I introduced what was supposed to be a “Smart Run” feature, a simpler way of running Java programs, ACM Java Task Force programs, and applets. It sort of worked, but it has been difficult to get it … Continue reading

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New Mint Release: r15665

I just created a new release of Mint and DrJava with Mint: July 28, 2010 (r15665). It’s been over a year since we made the first version of Mint available! The latest release is, as always, available from the Mint … Continue reading

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Oracle’s JRE Rebranding

From Slashdot: “In Java 1.6.0_21, the company field was changed from ‘Sun Microsystems, Inc’ to ‘Oracle.’ Apparently not the best idea, because some applications depend on that field to identify the virtual machine. All Eclipse versions since 3.3 (released 2007) … Continue reading

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WTF TX DPS?

WTF… After being on hold with the TX DPS for 19 minutes, they just hung up on me. Thanks, it’s not like dealing with you is a huge waste of time anyway. I had to renew my TX drivers license … Continue reading

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GUI Availability Listeners in DrJava

I decided to merge the drjava-guiAvailListener branch into the trunk, even though I said I wouldn’t do this until after the next stable release. Dr. Nguyen and I have used this new version quite a bit already, and we still … Continue reading

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New Mint Release: r15637

I just created a new release of Mint and DrJava with Mint: July 22, 2010 (r15637). It’s been over a year since we made the first version of Mint available! The latest release is, as always, available from the Mint … Continue reading

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javac Regression and Unit Tests

Joseph D. Darcy posted an informative article on writing regression and unit tests for new Java language features using JCK. This would have been useful for the Mint co-author who was supposed to write tests but ended up doing absolutely … Continue reading

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Javadoc Processing a File It Doesn’t Need To

I’m running the command line Javadoc tool. In the current directory, I have two files, A.java (which is syntactically correct), and a Broken.java (which has a syntax error in it). A.java doesn’t refer to Broken.java. File A.java: 1234import javax.swing.JApplet; public … Continue reading

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Problems Loading Pictures with DrJava and the Media Computation Library

This morning, we got a support request for DrJava that mentioned path problems with the Media Computation library from Georgia Tech. While some of the problems mentioned could not be reproduced or were simply due to not understanding Java syntax, … Continue reading

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Menus for Detached Frames on the Mac

I finally implemented something this weekend that had annoyed me for a long time, ever since in July 2008 I introduced the feature to detach DrJava’s Tabbed Panes and the Debugger and put them into separate windows. These detached frames … Continue reading

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Three Branches and a Trunk

We’re working on three branches of DrJava and on the trunk right now. I don’t think we’ve seen this much parallel development in a while. In the trunk, for the last three days I’ve been working on a strange bug … Continue reading

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New Version of DrJava with Mint: drjava-r5246-mint-r15405

The DrJava team released a third beta version of DrJava today, drjava-beta-20100711-r5314. I therefore created a new release of DrJava with Mint: May 8, 2010 (r15405). The latest release is available from the Mint implementation page: JavaMint-r15405.tar.gz JavaMint-r15405-binaries.zip drjava-r5246-mint-r15405.jar Nothing … Continue reading

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New DrJava Beta Release: drjava-beta-20100711-r5314

We have just released our third beta version in preparation for the next stable release: drjava-beta-20100711-r5314. You can download it from SourceForge or from the DrJava homepage. Available for download at http://drjava.org . DrJava is a lightweight programming environment for … Continue reading

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Cats That Program

I guess it was only a question of time before someone wrote a programming language in LOLcat dialect: LOLcode. This listing, for example, prints out the numbers one to ten: 123456789HAI CAN HAS STDIO? I HAS A VAR IM IN … Continue reading

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Rice News: The doctor is out!

The doctor is out! Rice group celebrates million-download milestone for DrJava BY MATHIAS RICKEN Special to Rice News DrJava isn’t the barista behind the counter at Starbucks. But the doc still serves a pretty potent brew — and more than … Continue reading

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My Name is Not _______

I’m lucky to receive about three or four emails from recruiters and companies per week, asking me if I want to interview. I’m flattered, but perhaps that is also making me a bit picky. I understand that I’m not the … Continue reading

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